A couple in India incredibly committed suicide by cutting off their heads at the same time. For this, they made a homemade guillotine and an altar, where their severed heads rolled. For you Romeo and Juliet.
It happened in a village called Vinchiya, located in the Rajkot district of the western state of Gujarat. The couple, made up of Hemubhai Makwana, 38, and his wife, Hansaben Makwana, 35, had two children.
“The couple first he prepared a fire altar before placing the head under a guillotine-like mechanism supported by a rope,” Vinchiya Police Deputy Inspector Indrajitsinh Jadeja told the Hindustan Times.
“As soon as they let go of the rope, an iron blade fell on themcutting off their heads, which rolled towards the fire altar,” added Jadeja.
The decapitated bodies and their respective heads they were found by the two sons of the couple, aged 12 and 13, as they returned home from visiting their uncle in a nearby village, where they had been sent by their parents the day before.
According to authorities, the couple also left a suicide note written in Gujarati which said that they they voluntarily took their own lives and that no one else was to blame for their deaths, according to reports in the Times of India.
In their farewell note, Hemubhai and Hansaben asked their family members to do so take care of their elderly parents and their two orphaned sons.
Jadeja said investigators were taking statements from relatives and trying to determine whether the beheadings were part of a black magic ritual.
The couple had worshiped Lord Shivaone of Hinduism’s major deities, every day for the past year at a makeshift temple they’d set up on their property.
Hansaben’s cousin Jayanti Jatapara told local media that the couple she wasn’t facing financial hardship or relationship issues before his death.
The case was being investigated as an accidental death and the bodies of the victims were sent to the coroner’s office for autopsies.
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