A family of five allegedly killed themselves in the Kendri area of the Chhattisgarh capital on Tuesday morning.
The bodies were found hanging at their residence, neighbours who reported the incident to the police.
“The body of Kamlesh Sahu, the head of the family, was found in one room while the remaining four were hanging in an adjacent room. So far, we didn’t find any suicide note and are probing every angle of the incident,” said a state police who added that prima facie it appears to be a case of mass suicide.
As the cause of deaths couldn’t be ascertained, a team of the Forensic Science Laboratory has been called for detailed investigation.
Tamradhwaj Sahu state home minister has directed the Raipur senior superintendent of police Ajay Yadav for quick action and thorough investigation into the incident.
Neighbours who knew the deceased were shocked over the extreme step taken by the family. The bodies have been sent for an autopsy.