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Professor kills mother, takes own life in Ahmedabad's Paldi

Updated: Jul 11th, 2024


A 42-year-old professor in Ahmedabad's Paldi allegedly killed his 75-year-old mother before taking his own life.

As per the police, Maitreya Bhagat was an Economics professor at the GLS (Gujarat Law Society) University. He used to stay with his mother Datta Bhagat at the Mahalaxmi Apartment in Paldi.

The bodies of the deceased were recovered by police, who were notified by the neighbours who noticed that the mother-son duo had not collected their milk and newspaper from the door.

Upon entering the house, Maitreya was found hanging, and Datta was found on a bed with a knife beside her. As per the police officers, including the ACP and DCP of zone 7, Datta was killed in her sleep by Maitreya, and the latter hanged himself after that.

The police have begun the investigation into the matter to find the cause behind Maitreya's actions, and the bodies have also been sent for autopsy.

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