The techie had taken loans to the tune of several lakhs of rupees. (Photo Credit: Representational )
New Delhi :
A 36-year old software employee allegedly killed his wife and two children, including a toddler, before committing suicide in Hyderabad, police said on Monday. Police suspect that financial problems are behind the extreme step. The techie had taken loans to the tune of several lakhs of rupees. A suicide note, reportedly written by him, has been found in the room. The man said in the note, addressed to his father, that he did not want to be a burden on him.
The incident came to light after police received calls from neighbours stating that the family had not come out of their house since Saturday.
With the help of police personnel and neighbours, cops broke open the door and found the decomposed bodies of the man and his elder son in one room while the bodies of his wife and younger son were found on the bed in another room, police said.
It is suspected that he had given food laced with poison to his 28-year-old wife and two children - aged six and 18-month-old on Saturday and later committed suicide by consuming it himself.
In the letter, he had regretted that he was not able to take care of his father and he had taken some “hasty decisions” in order to clear his home loan.
“I don’t want anyone to come and question me on loans. I have not slept for many days...I am scared. I don’t want my wife and children to be a burden on you and hence I am taking them also with me,” the man wrote in the letter.
Based on a complaint from the relatives, police registered a case under IPC section 302 (murder) and 174 (police to inquire and report onsuicideetc) of CrPC and a probe is on.
With PTI Inputs