- The police have found three suicide notes and power of attorney
- One of the suicide notes say family had Rs 50 lakh debt
- The police are probing both suicide and murder angles
Six members of a family were found dead at Hazaribagh in Jharkhand on Saturday. Reports suggest the family was sunk deep in debt. The police have started an investigation as two bodies were found hanging and two with their throats slit. A third person probably jumped from the roof of the apartment and a baby was allegedly poisoned say reports.
"Three suicide notes and a power of attorney have been found. It will be investigated. In one of the notes they have written that they pushed their son off the terrace as they couldn't hang him," the police told news agency ANI.
One of the suicide notes found said the family had a debt of Rs 50 lakh and there was no way they could repay.
The six dead include two women and two children said the police. One of them has been identified as Naresh Maheswari. The others are his parents, wife and their two children said the police.
"We are investigating the case from both suicide and murder angles. A forensic team is collecting samples to find out the cause of the deaths," a senior police official told news agency IANS.
Earlier in July, five of a family including two babies were found in a critical condition at their home in Raigad, with a half empty bottle of phenyl lying around. The three adults in the family allegedly tried to commit suicide said police sources. Police said the family tried to consume phenyl mixed with soft drinks. No suicide note was found and the police are yet to find out why the family allegedly tried to kill themselves.
The Delhi Police probing the shocking Burari deaths have confirmed that all 11 members of the Chundawat family died due to hanging. The last post-mortem report, which was submitted on July 12, said the 77-year-old head of the family, Narayan Devi also died due to hanging. Her body was found on the floor, while bodies of 10 other members of the family were found hanging on July 1.
(With inputs from ANI and IANS)