KADAPA : A family of five committed suicide by jumping into Mylavaram reservoir in Kadapa district on Friday evening. Some locals of Mylavaram who saw bodies floating in Mylavaram reservoir immediately alerted the police, who rushed to the spot. Initially three bodies were fished out of water and later two more bodies were taken out. The victims were identified as Waheed (42), a lorry driver from Gudamcheruvu village of Jammalamadugu mandal, his two wives - Shamim (39) and Asha Begum (29), two daughters - Mahboobi (19) and Shabana (17).
According to Jammalamadugu in-charge DSP G Nageswara Reddy, Waheed and his family went out of the house informing neighbours that they are going to a darghah in Guntakal of Anantapur district.
However, they came to Mylavaram reservoir, left their belongings at the reservoir guest house and jumped into the reservoir. Identity of the victims could be established with help of Aadhaar cards found in the bags left at the guest house.
Reddy said that Waheed had been jobless for the past one month and facing pressure from the people from whom he had taken some loans in the past, for repayment. Further, Waheed’s first wife Shamim is suffering from cancer and the family seems to be hard pressed for money to meet her medical expenditure. The police officials said that the family had resorted to extreme step due to finanical problems.
A case has been registered and investigation is on.