Six members of Telangana family consume pesticide, found dead: Police

Police said the six members of a family consumed pesticide as they were facing serious financial problems

india Updated: Sep 18, 2017 12:19 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
Six people from a family allegedly committed suicide in Telangana.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Six members of a family, including two children, were found dead at their house in Suryapet town of Telangana on Monday morning, police said.

Four adult members among the deceased allegedly administered a pesticide to the two children, aged four and two years, on Sunday night and consumed it themselves, the preliminary probe suggested.

The family was reportedly facing a serious financial problem.

The deceased were identified as Kasturi Janardhan, his wife K Chandrakala (both in mid-50s), their daughter-in-law K Prabhatha (in her 30s), her two children, and one of Janardhan’s sons, K Ashok (26).

Suresh, the couple’s elder son and Prabhatha’s husband, was missing, said inspector Y Mugalaiah.

The bodies were found lying in the same room in the house.

“As per preliminary information, Suresh borrowed money from several people and the family was facing serious financial trouble because of this,” the police officer told PTI over phone.

Further probe was underway, he added.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 12:19 IST