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Family of three found dead at home in south Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade, police suspect suicide

The police were alerted to the deaths after foul smell began emanating from the house.

mumbai Updated: Jun 22, 2018 16:51 IST
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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Police say the family was in depression over the death of the couple’s daughter a few months ago. (File Photo/Representative image)

A couple and their son were found dead in their house in Cuffe Parade area in south Mumbai and police claimed that they were in depression since the death of their daughter a few months ago.

The incident came to light on Friday afternoon after neighbours of the family, residents of Machchimar Nagar, complained of a foul smell emanating from the house, said Manojkumar Sharma, deputy commissioner of police, zone I.

Sharma said that the house had to be broken into since the doors of the house had been bolted from the inside for the past two days. The family were found hanging from the ceiling.

The deceased were identified as Pravin Patel (40), his wife Reena (35) and son Prabhu (11).

An official said that the family was in depression since their daughter died a few months ago and they had gradually ceased interacting with neighbours.

Further investigations into the incident are underway to find out the exact cause, the official said.

First Published: Jun 22, 2018 16:50 IST

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