A dealer in Uttar Pradesh went on Facebook dwell on Tuesday and took poison alongside along with his spouse, blaming heavy losses, in a disturbing video that has gone viral forward of polls within the state. Rajiv Tomar, a shoe dealer in Baghpat – one of many cities voting tomorrow – is essential however his spouse died.
The two-minute video has been commented on extensively and has drawn reactions from politicians together with Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
In the video, Rajiv Tomar, 40, tears open a sachet and swallows its contents as his spouse tries to cease him. She even tries to make him spit it out earlier than shifting out of the body.
“I think I have the freedom to speak. I will pay the debts I have. Even if I die, I will pay. But I request everyone to please share this video as much as possible. I am not an anti-national but I have faith in the country. But I want to tell Modi-ji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), you are not a well-wisher of small traders and farmers. Change your policies,” Mr Tomar mentioned, in tears.
He did that GST (Goods and Services Tax) had hit his enterprise.
Those watching them dwell on Facebook known as the police, who arrived and took them to hospital. 38-year-old Poonam Tomar died in hospital.
Priyanka Gandhi expressed grief. “Deeply saddened to learn about the suicide attempt of a businessman and his wife in Baghpat and the death of his wife. My condolences to the family members. I pray to God that Shri Rajiv ji recovers soon,” she tweeted.
Speaking to reporters on the Congress manifesto launch, Priyanka Gandhi mentioned: “We are seeing this kind of distress among small traders, businesses across UP. Demonetisation, GST and the lockdown have hurt them the most.”
According to reviews, Rajiv Tomar, a father of two, had been in monetary bother for a while.
Just a day earlier than he and his spouse set upon their suicide pact, Tomar had posted a photograph along with his two sons.