Three persons of a family were found murdered in their house in Bangalore on Friday, police said.
The deceased were identified as Rahul Das (45), a well known interior decorator, his wife Pushpalatha Das (40) and their eight year-old daughter, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East Division) Chandrashekar said.
The bodies were found half submerged in the bathtub in the bathroom attached to the bedroom of the house which was locked from outside.
It was the foul smell emanating from the house which made neighbours alert police.
They were smothered to death, he said.l''However,the bodies bore no external injuries", he said, quoting forensic experts examining the scene of the crime.
City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari said actual motive for the crime was yet to be ascertained.