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Three members of a family commit suicide

india Updated: Aug 17, 2010 00:36 IST
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mysterious circumstances

Three persons of a family, including a nine year old boy were found dead under mysterious circumstances, at their house in Vishnu Garden in Gurgaon on Monday afternoon.

The trio appeared to have consumed a poisonous substance and prima facie, it seemed to be a case of suicide. However, the reason behind the family taking the extreme step are still not known, police officials said. The deceased included a woman, a girl and a boy whose names are yet to be confirmed.

According to police, the ill-fated family of four had shifted to Gurgaon from Moradabad about a month ago. The man of the house, a construction worker, had gone missing, leaving his wife and children alone for about 20 days.

This could have made the family commit suicide, police officials said. Police said about 4 p.m., a neighbour noticed the woman and her daughter lying on the bed in a strange manner.

When he approached the duo, the neighbour found them dead. He then spotted the boy also lying dead nearby in the house. The post mortem of the bodies could not be conducted as the police are yet to establish the identity of the deceased.