A 31-year-old engineer died by suicide after allegedly strangling his wife and two daughters at his house in Bengaluru’s Whitefield, police said on Thursday.
The dead have been identified as Veerarjuna Vijay, wife Hymavathi (29) and daughters — Moksha Meghanayana (2) and eight-month-old Shruti Sunayana, they said.
No suicide note was found, police said, adding, the reason behind taking such an extreme step by the man is yet to be ascertained.
Police suspects that he must have killed his wife and two daughters on July 31 and then died by suicide the same day by hanging himself from a ceiling fan.
The matter came to light on Thursday when Hymavathi’s brother visited her residence in Sathya Sai Layout. Despite knocking the door several times and when no one responded, he became suspicious and informed police, a senior police officer said.
“Our team reached the spot and broke open the door. We saw the man hanging from the ceiling fan while his wife and two daughters were found lying on the floor in the living room of the house. We also observed strangulation marks on the neck of the woman and the two children,” he said.