In what seems to be a case of suicide pact, four members of a family in Hyderabad were rushed to the hospital after they attempted to kill themselves by consuming a liquid laced with sleeping pills. The family, reportedly hailing from Punjab, was residing at DD Colony in Amberpet.
The incident came to light after a relative found their door locked on two consecutive days. He alerted the house owner, who saw the bodies through the window and dialled the 100 helpline.
Speaking to TNM, Amberpet Station House Officer (SHO), J Ravinder, said, “The parents Pawan and Neelam succumbed while their sons, Mannu and Nikhil, both in their 30s, are undergoing treatment at the state-run Gandhi Hospital.”
“As of now, we only know that they locked the door from inside and consumed the drink. We are yet to establish what exactly took place and why they took the extreme step,” the SHO added.
The police said that both Pawan and Neelam were private employees.
CLUES forensic teams visited the spot and collected evidence, and the bodies of the deceased were sent for an autopsy.
Police have registered a case under Section 309 (Attempt to commit suicide) and Section 174 of the CrPC (Suspicious death) and further investigation is underway.
More details are awaited.
A similar incident was reported in 2017 when the bodies of five members of a family, who had allegedly killed themselves, were found near Narsingi on the outskirts of the city.
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 the 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.
Those in need of counselling can contact Roshni, a suicide helpline operational every day from 11 am to 9 pm. Roshni can be reached at 040 66202000/2001.