Family of five dies by suicide in Thiruvananthapuram

The family was apparently debt-ridden, according to neighbours. Photo: MMTV

Thiruvananthapuram: Five members of a family were found dead in possible case of suicide at Kallambalam near here on Friday.

The deceased are Manikuttan (46), his wife Sandhya (36), daughter Ameya (13), son Ajish (19) and aunt Devaki (85).

While Manikuttan was found hanging while the others appear to have consumed poison and were found dead on the floor, as per reports.

A staff of the eatery had found them dead inside their house Saturday morning. The neighbours have alleged that the family had debt-related issues.

Recently, the panchayat health department had taken action against Manikuttan's roadside eatery following which the shop remained shut for two days. As per reports, they were fined by the department on ground of food safety.

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