Police officials said one of the members of the family gave poison to his wife, three children and his parents before hanging himself
Surat: Seven members of a family, including three children under the age of eight, have been found dead in a suspected mass suicide in Surat. Police said a suicide note has been recovered.
Police officials said that, at midnight on Friday, one of the members of the family gave poison to his wife, three children – two daughters aged three and five and a seven-year-old son – and his parents before hanging himself.
A police official said, “The family lived in Siddheshwar Apartment in Palanpur, Surat. We reached the spot as soon as we were informed. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.”
“Seven of a family have died by suicide. Six consumed poison and one hanged himself. Three children are among the dead. A suicide note has also been found from the spot. After the initial investigation, it has come to light that there was some dispute regarding a monetary transaction. Further investigation is on,” said Rakesh Barot, Surat’s Deputy Commissioner of Police.
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