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Soumittra S Bose Aug 28, 2011
NAGPUR: Seven-year-old Utkarsh was stunned to see his mother hanging from ceiling at their Sai Baba nagar residence on Friday. The boy was aided by neighbours to break the door as there was no response from his mother after he returned from school. Little Utkarsh rushed to embrace mother's feet and tried to held her up ensuring she did not get hurt. It was, perhaps, too late.
It was for better future for her elder son 11-year-old Aditya and younger Utkarsh that Jyotsna Khobragade, 32, decided to end her life as her presence could jeopardize their happiness. In her suicide note, Jyotsna urged family members to look after her intelligent sons and ensure that they grow up.
She had expressed her concern for the sons who seemed to have been perturbed by the family's economic struggle aggravated by their mother's ill-health. Jyotsna also conveyed in the last note about her wish to donate eyes and kidney to someone who might need them. She also prayed to God in the last note to ensure that the Almighty does not provide such woman like her as mothers to bright boys she had. Jyotsna had clarified in suicide note that there was none to be blamed for her taking the extreme step.
Jyotsna seemed to have been left hassled by her ailments like Spondalytis and migraine which kept her on medicines for long. The economic constraints was gradually developing stranglehold on the family as Jyostna's husband Sanjay, employed with the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, had learnt to have taken to alcohol. Sources said that wife's ailments along with the repayment of loan procured for erecting the house took the toll on the family.
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