Surat, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

Five members of a family, including three children, were found dead inside their house at Pandesara in Surat.

The bodies were discovered at Mahadevnagar society by their neighbours this morning, a police official said.

The neighbours, who knocked the door of the house after the family members did not come out in the morning, saw Anand Gaikwad (40) hanging from his house's ceiling.

They informed the police which also recovered the bodies of Anand's wife Jyotiben (35), their three children -- Nutan (15), Jayesh (12), and Prajakta (8).

Marks were found on the bodies of family members, the police official said.

The bodies have been sent for the post-mortem and report was awaited.

The police official said it was suspected that Anand killed his family members before committing suicide. Investigation into the matter was on.

(Posted on 09-05-2014)