Upset over a property dispute with his parents, a man committed suicide by jumping into a lake along with his wife and their children near Hyderabad on Tuesday.
The police said that the incident occurred at Kondapur in Keesara 'mandal' (block) of Medchal district, around 40 km from Hyderabad.
35-year-old Ramesh and his wife Manasa (22), jumped into the lake along with their two daughters - seven-month-old Manashri and three-year-old Geetashri.
According to police, Ramesh had a dispute with his parents over property. He was depressed as his parents sold the property and refused to give him his share.
The couple along with their children jumped into the lake. Locals alerted the police, which pressed divers into service to pull out the bodies.
"Shyamala's family found their bike near the lake and the police was informed. It took around two hours to recover their bodies," L Ravi Kumar, Keesara police station sub-inspector, told ToI.
Some reports also suggested that Ramesh’s mother had been harassing Manasa for giving birth to two girls, as Ramesh was the only son to his parents.
Recently, the deceased’s mother had signed off her properties to her daughters, which upset Ramesh and Manasa.
The police said that a case had been registered and they were investigating the incident.
In October last year, the bodies of five members of a family, who had allegedly killed themselves, were found near Narsingi on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
While the bodies of a man and a two-year-old child were found in a parked car on the Outer Ring Road, three women were found lying in bushes nearby.
The deceased were identified as Prabhakar Reddy, his mother Lakshmi, wife Madhavi, sister Sindhuja and son Varshit. The family hailed from Ameenpur in Sangareddy district.
The police suspect that the five people killed themselves as part of a suicide pact.