A 35-year-old Marathi film producer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at a hotel room here, the police said.
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.
For making Dhol Tashe, the producer had taken a loan. And according to his post, he had suffered a huge loss after the film didn't work at the box office. His wife reportedly threw him out of his house six months ago and was also allegedly torturing and misbehaving with his parents. In the post, he also mentioned that he was getting no help from the police with his version of events since his wife was the first one to lodge a complaint and that the police were giving her the importance since she is a woman.
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 from him for not arresting him and his father. He was under tremendous mental torture and humiliation in the society is what he wrote in his post.
"We have sent the body for the post mortem examination and are investigating the social media post. We will record statements of the family members and a case of accidental death has been registered," an official of the Deccan Gymkhana police station said.
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.
(Feature Image Source: Facebook/Atul B. Tapkir)