VARANASI || In a heart-wrenching incident, a family of four committed suicide in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. The tragedy took place in Hukulganj area of the temple town. The head of the family Kishan ran a momo cart and he hung himself along with his pregnant wife.
His two children were poisoned. A suicide note has been recovered from the crime scene in which Kishan has said that he was taking the extreme step due to poverty and mounting debts.
The couple was found hanging while the bodies of the two kids were lying on the bed.
Police have taken over the bodies and have sent them for post-mortem. Father of the deceased Amarnath Gupta told the police that Kishan was deep into debt after the marriage of his younger sister. He, however, added that it was beyond their wildest dream that he would be taking this extreme step of not only ending his life but also of the entire family, including the small children and his wife.
Hundreds of people flocked to the colony after the news of the mass suicide by this family spread. Police have been deployed to avoid any problems, an official informed. A probe is underway to dig out the circumstances that lead to the tragedy.