The deceased were identified as Devaki Prabhakar Mungale (26), son Chetan and daughter Iccha. A local resident, Krushna Sonkambale, told reporters that the slum dwellers were alarmed on seeing flames arising out of Mungale's tenement.
They found that the door was locked from inside. Fire brigade personnel, who rushed to the spot, broke into the house and found that Devaki and her children had suffered nearly 100% burns and were lying near a 10-litre kerosene drum.
Inspector Gaikwad said prima facie Devaki had committed suicide by pouring kerosene on herself and her children and setting them ablaze.
The police are investigating the case, he said.
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