In a tragic incident, four members of a family were found dead inside their Dwaraka Nagar residence in Eluru on Thursday. The family members apparently committed suicide a week ago.
The incident came into light when another family member, who returned from a tour, grew suspicious after foul smell came from the house.
The deceased have been identified as Addaguduru Nagapadmavathi (52), her daughter Devarkonda Santhoshi Rupa (37) and grandchildren D Sai Siddhartha (9) and D Sairam (5).
It was suspected that all four members might have consumed pesticide mixed in soft drink nearly a week ago.
Eluru DSP Gogu Venkateswarao told the Times of India that Santoshi Rupa's husband D Sreedhar, worked as an AGM in a paper mill in Odisha. In November last year, he had died in an accident near Pappikonda village in Srikakulam district.
After which Santoshi Rupa, who was reportedly depressed after her husbandâ€™s death, came to Eluru along with her two sons to stay with her mother Nagapadmavathi and grandfather K Venkata Ramana Rao on April this year.
According to the Hans India, depressed Santoshi Rupa wanted to shift to Jamshedpur to her auntâ€™s place.
Agreeing to her decision Ramana Rao left the house on May 15 to arrange a rented house for Santoshi Rupa.
â€śI was looking for a rented accommodation for them in Tata Nagar (Jamshedpur) and for a week I tried calling them but they did not pick up the call,â€ť Ramana Rao told TOI.
He returned home on Thursday morning and grew suspicion when he got a foul smell. After he alerted the police, they broke open the door only to find the four decomposed bodies in the bedroom.
The police have reportedly shifted the bodies to the government hospital for autopsy and registered a case at Eluru rural police station.