UP Couple attempt suicide on Facebook live over financial loss, wife dies

New Delhi: A trader from Uttar Pradesh went live on Facebook, with his wife, and attempted to kill himself by drinking ‘poison’. Rajiv Tomar, a shoe merchant in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, allegedly drank ‘poison’ with his wife – Poonam Tomar – while accusing heavy financial losses in the Facebook Live video that has now gone viral.Read also – Burn marks from a cigarette butt, nail in the eye: the mutilated body of a 10-year-old boy from Kanpur found

In the video, Rajiv Tomar tearfully shared his ordeal and opened a sachet and swallowed one of the pills. He was joined by his wife who also swallowed the pill. Both were rushed to hospital after police were immediately notified of the Facebook Live video. Tomar’s wife Poonam died while being treated in hospital while he is in ‘critical’ condition, according to a report by The Times Of India. Also Read – Ram Ke Naam: BJP faces tightrope walk in Ayodhya citadel

“I think I have the freedom to speak. I will pay the debts I have. Even if I die, I will pay. But I ask everyone to please share this video as much as possible. I am not anti-national but I have faith in the country. But I want to tell Modi-ji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), you are not a benefactor of small traders and farmers. Change your policies,” Tomar said in the report. Also Read – UP CM Yogi Adityanath Declares Assets of Rs 1.54 Crore; Has gold ornaments, a revolver, a rifle. Details here

Rajiv Tomar also blamed the GST (goods and services tax) for the heavy losses he suffered in trading. Police said Rajiv Tomar was living with his wife and two children in the Subhash Nagar area of ​​Baghpat.

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