- Police believe the family of six in Karnataka allegedly committed suicide
- Police suspect Shekhariah Beednal poisoned his wife, four daughters
- He did this before hanging himself from a ceiling fan, suspect police
Six members of a family were found dead in their house at Koppal in Karnataka today. The local police believe that family allegedly committed suicide.
The six have been identified as Shekhariah Beednal, 42, his wife Jayamma, 39, and their four daughters - Basamma, 23, Gauramma, 20, Savithri, 18 and Parvathi, 16. The two daughters, in their twenties, were married say reports.
The police suspect that Shekhariah Beednal allegedly poisoned his wife and four daughters before hanging himself from a ceiling fan.
Local media reports suggest that the neighbours told the police that the family was suffering after mounting bank loans following crop failure.
The police have launched an investigation to find out the reason behind the deaths.
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