Youth ends life after killing ex girl friend's family members

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Mumbai, Nov 23 (UNI) A 22 year-old youth shot dead his former girl friend's mother and uncle in a fit of anger early today before committing suicide, police said.

Avinash Patnaik, a resident of Orissa's Angul district, reached Lokhandwala Link Gardens 'Tower building' early today, in the western suburbs, to meet his former girl friend and upcoming model Moon Das, 21.

He had an argument with Das's mother Kanan and Uncle Vikas Chand Sarkar. In a fit of anger, he look out a pistol and shot them, killing both on the spot.

When Das entered the house with her friend, she was shocked to see her mother and Uncle dead. Immediately, she locked the house and proceeded to the Oshiwara police station. Das and Patnaik had not been on talking terms since September, police said.

Realising that he had been cornered, Patnaik shot himself in the head.

According to police, Patnaik and Das had met each other at the New Year Eve party in Rourkela after which friendship between them grew. During this period, Das and Patnaik had regular chats on the phone and the latter had visited Das in the city on two occasions.

The three bodies were taken to J J Hospital for a post-mortem.

Patnaik's father Bhupen Patnaik, who owns a rice mill in Orissa, is on his way to the city to collect his son's dead body.


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