5 members of a household, together with three kids, had been discovered lifeless at their residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district, police mentioned on Saturday.
The incident came about in Khagalpur village below Nawabganj police station space on Friday evening, they mentioned.
Samajwadi Get together (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav attacked the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh authorities over the incident, saying the state has “drowned in crime”.
Replying to Mr Yadav, a senior police official mentioned a preliminary probe signifies that the pinnacle of the household killed the others earlier than killing himself.
Superintendent of Police Abhishek Agarwal mentioned Rahul (42), his spouse Priti (38) and their daughters Mahi (15), Pihu (13) and Kuhu (11) had been discovered lifeless at their residence. A forensic staff and a canine squad are on the spot for investigation.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Prayagraj) Ajay Kumar mentioned police acquired details about the incident round 7.30 am.
“The physique of the home proprietor, Rahul, was discovered hanging from the ceiling with a saree and it had no harm marks. Three chairs had been stacked the place his physique was discovered, indicating that he dedicated suicide.
“The our bodies of Rahul’s spouse and three daughters bore harm marks inflicted by a sharp-edged weapon, which suggests homicide. Each these angles are being probed,” SSP Kumar mentioned.
Seven groups have been shaped to probe the case and the our bodies have been despatched for a autopsy examination, he mentioned.
In keeping with Rahul’s sister and brother-in-law, he was embroiled in a dispute together with his in-laws for some time, the police mentioned.
After the information broke, SP president Mr Yadav focused the BJP authorities over the regulation and order state of affairs within the state.
“Below the rule of BJP authorities 2.0, UP has drowned in crime. Right now’s crime checklist,” he tweeted in Hindi together with a screenshot of a information channel.
Replying to Mr Yadav, Extra Director Common, Prayagraj zone, Prem Prakash tweeted in Hindi, “A preliminary probe signifies that the home proprietor killed his household earlier than committing suicide as a consequence of a household dispute.”