JAIPUR: A 27-year-old man murdered his wife and two children before committing suicide at Mahawar Mohalla of Koonjela village near Hindaun city in Karauli district. The incident happened two days ago but came to light only on Tuesday, after the couple’s neighbours informed the police as foul smell was emanating from the house.
A team of senior police officers and experts from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) rushed to the spot after receiving the information. The primary reason behind the extreme step could have been their poor financial condition.
“The house was locked from inside. Thus, after breaking the door, we barged into the house and found three bodies, those of the woman and two children lying on the bed, while another (accused man’s) was hanging from the ceiling,” said a senior police officer of Nadauti police station.
“The man, identified as Mahendra Mahawar, used to work as a daily wage labourer and according to neighbours, he was unable to earn anything for past few months. That could have been the reason behind the extreme step. It was also found that his wife was pregnant,” said the officer.
“Prima facie, it seems that the man took the extreme step due to financial stress. There is a mother and a brother of the man in the family, who live outside,” the officer added.
Everyone was shocked over the incident. The deceased included Mahendra (27), his wife Sapna (25) and their son Kanhiya (6) and a 2-year-old girl. In the evening, police handed over the bodies of the deceased to their family members.