Four of Family Found Dead in Thane

Published: 01st February 2016 12:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2016 12:34 PM   |  A+A-


THANE: Four members of a family including two minors were found dead inside their house in Mharal village of Kalyan taluka here, police said today.           

The incident came to light last night when locals complained of foul odour emanating from the flat following which police reached the spot and recovered all the bodies in a highly decomposed state after breaking the doors open.     

According to preliminary reports, the four - Ranjit Yeshwantrao (45), his wife Swati (38) and two daughters Shraddha (14) and Arya (7)- died between January 26 and January 31. While three of them were lying dead on the floor, Ranjit's body was found hanging from the ceiling fan, police said.          

Police suspect that Ranjit, a clerk with Kalyan APMC allegedly strangulated his wife and daughters to death and then hanged himself. Also, he is said to have taken the extreme step due to financial distress, police said.               

An offence under Section 302 of IPC has been registered and the bodies have been sent for postmortem.             

Police also said that before the incident, the family had misled their relatives saying they will be out of town for a while since they were going on a pilgrimage.  

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