“The family is in complete state of shock and their statements cannot be recorded at this point. We have not found any suicide note from the vehicle,” the SP said.Civil lines station house officer (SHO) Ramanjeet Singh said the couple purchase some grocery from Bhadson road and picked up their children from DAV Public School before the incident. The school authorities said that Deepshikha showed no signs of stress or depression when she came to pick up her children.
Shankar Bhardwaj, president of the divers’ club, said they immediately jumped into the canal to rescue the occupants of the SUV. “We could have saved them, but we failed open the SUV doors due to the central locking system,” he said, adding that “children were banging at the windowpanes of the vehicle to save their lives. It took us three hours to break the windshield, but it was too late by then.”