The man reportedly left behind a note saying that his wife’s terminal cancer, which had no cure, was the reason behind the drastic step.

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news Death Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 09:27

On Tuesday morning, the security guard at a gated community in Sadashivanagar heard a loud thud, around 10.30 am. He found a man and a labrador lying in a pool of blood. Later, the man's wife was also found dead in their apartment.

Reports identified the man as 58-year-old Atul Upadhay and his wife, 53-year-old Mamata. The couple, who were residents of the gated community, did not have any children. The incident took place after their nephew and a law student, Rishab, who was residing with them, left home at 9 am.

The police found a death note alongside Atul’s body. The note reportedly said that his wife’s terminal cancer, which had no cure, was the reason behind the drastic step.

“Cancer is a dangerous disease. This is better than cancer. This is not selfishness,” the note read, according to police.

While Atul ran a travel and tourism business, his wife was a homemaker, reported Deccan Herald. Atul was the CEO of a travel agency called NockNock Analytics, which had an office in Nandidurg Road.

The security guards were the ones who alerted the Sadashivanagar Police Station. According to the police, Atul killed Mamata, by hitting her with dumbbells following an argument, which left her dead instantly. He then threw their pet dog off the terrace before he jumped from the terrace.

“We found Atul’s wife dead in a pool of blood in the hall of their flat and a bloodstained dumbbell next to her,” a police officer told The Times of India.

The police have informed Mamata’s US-based sister about the incident. Meanwhile, both the bodies have been kept at MS Ramaiah Hospital. The police will conduct post-mortem procedures once the relatives arrive.

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