Dhenkanal, Apr 1 UNI | 4 months ago

Four members of a family are suspected to have committed suicide at Mahisapata village under Dhenkanal Town Police station of the district late last night by consuming overdose of medicine.


Police identified the deceased as Shakuntala Sahoo (60),her ailing married daughter Rosalin (35) two unemployed sons--Ashis (30) and Smurti Ranjan (28).

Police said while Rosalin, Ashis and Smrutiranjan died at home their mother died on the way to hospital.

Arjun Sahoo, Shakuntala's husband, a retired Forest Department employee said her daughter Rosalin was staying with them after she suffered from paralysis. Both the sons were unemployed. There was always tension in the house.

He said his wife and children time and again were threatening to commit suicide.

Mr Sahoo said this morning he found his children lying dead and his wife struggling for life

Mr Sahoo said his wife while being taken to hospital said all of them had taken overdose of 'Lariago', a medicine taken for the treatment of Malaria and would not survive. She died on the way to hospital.

Police said prima facie inquiries suspected the incident incident to be a case of suicide. But the fact would be known after the investigation was over.

(Posted on 01-04-2014)