Bantwal: Four of a family members die in a tragic incident at Manchi here on September 23.
The deceased have been identified as Padmanabh Poojary (45), a Panchayat member, his wife Pushpavati (35), children Prathvi (9) and Poorvi (7).
According to sources, Padmanabh, hacked to his wife and two children before hanging himself.
ON September 23 morning, when one of the the neighbour went to Padmanabh’s house, he noticed that the entire family was in pool of blood. Immediately the police were informed who then reached the spot for investigation. It is learnt that Padmanabh was suffering from mental illness and was on medication.
The motive of the killing and suicide is yet to be ascertained. The police have recovered a death note from Padmanabh’s house.
A case has been registered in the Bantwal rural police station.