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Marathi film producer Atul Tapkir commits suicide, leaves 'suicide note' on Facebook

According to a police report on Saturday a 35-year-old Marathi film producer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at a hotel room.


By   |  Updated On : May 14, 2017 11:44 PM
arathi film producer Atul Tapkir commits suicide, leaves 'suicide note' on Facebook

arathi film producer Atul Tapkir commits suicide, leaves 'suicide note' on Facebook

Pune :  

According to a police report on Saturday a 35-year-old Marathi film producer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at a hotel room.

The deceased, Atul Tapkir, producer of Marathi movie "Dhol Tashe" (2015), had put up a post on Facebook last night saying that he was taking the extreme step due to the problems between him and his wife.

The Deccan Gymkhana police station officials said they received a call from Hotel President at around 11 am on Sunday after Tapkir did not respond to the knocks on his hotel room door.

A resident of Pimple Nilakh, Tapkir has alleged in the Facebook post that his wife was harassing him and had registered a case against him and his father over a family dispute.

He also alleged that police had taken Rs 10,000 fromhim for not arresting him and his father.

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The post also said his movie "Dhol Tashe" had not performed well at the box office and he incurred financial losses, which had created problems between him and his wife.

"We have sent the body for the post mortem examination and are investigating the social media post", an official of the Deccan Gymkhana police station said.

"We will record statements of the family members and acase of accidental death has been registered," the official added. Meanwhile, Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla told PTI that an inquiry will be initiated to investigate the allegations levelled by the deceased producer in his Facebook post regarding the police.

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First Published: Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:16 PM


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