Filmmaker’s wife and daughter set themselves on fire at Mumbai residence

Mumbai: A 55-year-old lady and her daughter allegedly dedicated suicide by immolating themselves at their dwelling in suburban Andheri right here, police mentioned on Wednesday. The deceased Asmita and Srishti Gupta are the wife and daughter of Bollywood filmmaker Santosh Gupta, an official mentioned.

The mom and daughter allegedly set themselves ablaze of their condo at D N Nagar in Andheri (west) on Monday afternoon and the matter got here to mild when neighbours alerted the fire brigade, he mentioned.

The duo was rushed to Cooper Hospital, the place Asmita was declared lifeless on arrival, whereas Srishti, who suffered 70 per cent burns, succumbed to her accidents at Airoli National Burns Centre on Tuesday, the official mentioned.

According to the preliminary probe, Asmita had allegedly taken the acute step, as she suffered from a chronic kidney ailment and the daughter dedicated suicide because of the trauma of her mom’s sickness.

“We have registered two different accidental death reports in the case and further investigation is underway,” senior inspector Bharat Gaikwad from DN Nagar police station mentioned.

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