The woman’s husband Rameez, a police official, has been taken in for questioning as he would allegedly abuse his wife.

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In a tragic incident, three members of a family, including two children, were found dead at their residence in Kerala’s Alappuzha on Tuesday, May 10. The deceased were the wife and children of a police official, Rameez, and police suspect that this was a case of murder-suicide. The deceased were identified as Najeela (28), their son Tippu Sultan (5) and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Malala. A case of unnatural death has been registered.

According to police, Najeela and the children would allegedly face domestic abuse at the hands of Rameez, and they would purportedly argue frequently. Their quarrels would also require police intervention, they said. Najeela’s family has filed a complaint against Rameez, following which he was taken into custody for questioning. Rameez, who hails from Vattappally in Alappuzha, works at the aid post of the Alappuzha Medical College.

According to The Hindu, while the police suspect it to be a case of murder-suicide, the exact cause of the deaths will be determined after post-mortem examination reports come out.

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(With IANS inputs)

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