The locals and family members rushed to the spot and found that the children had died while Subeena was holding on to a motor pump in the well. They rescued her and got her hospitalised.
The family sources said Murugan had lost his job in another shop during the pandemic and later started his own bakery shop. However, the business did not pick up as he had expected.
Police said the exact reason behind the suicide is yet to be ascertained. Further investigation is underway, said an officer.
Meanwhile, local residents said when Lekha was being transported to the hospital in an ambulance, she said Chandran was responsible for her fate. The statements were recorded by the police.