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Indore man who jumped in front of train suspected wife had ‘affair’, wanted DNA test of children

Purported video of Rajesh Patel has gone viral on social media since his death by alleged suicide, in which he appears to blame his wife for his end. No abetment to suicide FIR registered yet.

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New Delhi: Days after a 35-year-old man allegedly jumped to his death in front of a train in Indore district’s Laxmibai Nagar railway station area Wednesday, a video — purportedly of him accusing his wife of having an extramarital affair and expressing doubt of his children’s paternity — has surfaced.

The video also appeared to show him claiming that he had repeatedly asked his wife to do a DNA test of the two children, to confirm paternity, but that she refused, increasing his suspicion.

In the video, the man — identified by police as Rajesh Patel, a resident of Indore — appeared to be blaming his wife, Archana, for his death. He is seen accusing her of being in a relationship with another man, and voicing suspicion that his two children are not biologically his.

No FIR for abetment of suicide had been, however, registered by police yet.

“No FIR has been registered for abetment of suicide. We are conducting an inquiry under section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc) (inquiry and report on suicide),” said additional superintendent of police (ASP), Railway, Rakesh Khaka.

Khaka added: “We are yet to receive the post mortem report. We are recording statements of the family members, after which we will do the needful. We are trying to ascertain if there was any provocation behind the incident. We have taken cognisance of the video and are trying to ascertain the location, day and time of when it was shot.”

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Blaming wife, in-laws for death

In the video, Rajesh — who allegedly jumped in front of a train around 11 am Wednesday — appeared to repeatedly hold his wife responsible for his death.

“If something happens to me, then my wife Archana Patel is responsible for my death, along with my in-laws, Santosh Patel and Dilip Patel,” he appeared to say.

Speaking in Hindi, he added: “There is a boy named Raj, who she (his wife) has been having an affair with for several years. I have sent his call details to someone (doesn’t specify who). If something happens to me then you will get the details on his mobile phone. I am making this video because I have been fooled for a while now and I don’t think the two children we have are mine. I have asked my wife for a DNA test several times, but she never agreed. Whatever happens after this, I request the public to support me.”

The one-minute-forty-eight-second video also showed him claiming that he has given all his property to his wife.

“Whatever happens, my wife is responsible for my death. God forgive me for any mistakes. I have transferred all my property in her name and have nothing left. If any DNA test (is) conducted after my death, whoever is my child, should be given my property and my family — my sisters (should get it too). I request the police to help me out,” Patel was seen saying in the video.

(Edited by Poulomi Banerjee)

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