Punjab: Four of family found dead in Faridkot district

A 40-year-old brick-kiln supervisor, his wife, and their two children were found dead at their house in a village near Faridkot early Saturday morning.

The police suspect that the family members had set themselves on fire.

They said a three-page suicide note signed by the supervisor, wherein he mentioned the hardship faced by the family due to the pandemic induced lockdown as the reason behind taking —was also recovered from their house.

Superintendent of police(SP), Faridkot, Sewa Singh Malhi said the family was originally from Rajasthan. “The supervisor had sent text messages to villagers before ending his life, but everyone was sleeping at that time. The villagers found him and his family, including his 36-year-old wife, dead later,” Malhi said.

“Investigation is on. A forensic team is at the spot. We are trying to ascertain if the children, a 15-year-old daughter, and a 10-year-old son, were awake or if they were burnt alive in their sleep,” he said.

The suicide note also disclosed the details of the dwindling financial conditions of the family, the police said.

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