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C'garh: Four of family found dead in their house

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Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Four members of a family, including two minor children, were found dead at their house in Chhattisgarh's Durg district today, police said.

"While Ashok Prajapati (30) was found hanging from the ceiling in the kitchen of his house, bodies of his wife Gayeshwari (27), son Sagar (2) and daughter Ragini (5) were found in a room early this morning," Station House Officer, Chhawani police station, Rajesh Sahu told PTI.

Prajapati's house is located in Sangram Chowk locality of Bhilai, around 40 kms from the state capital, under Chhawani police station.

According to reports, the bodies were first spotted by neighbours of the Prajapatis who didn't get response after knocking their door in the morning.

The bodies have been sent for postmortem, the officer said.

He said the bodies of the woman and the children didn't bear any injury marks.

"It appears they (the woman and the children) were strangulated to death," the SHO said, adding that the exact cause of their death will be known on receipt of postmortem report.

"Prima facie, Ashok Prajapati first killed his wife and kids before committing suicide," Sahu said.

A suicide note was found near Prajapati's body, he said.

"The note reads 'sath jiyenge, sath marenge. Kisiki galti nahi hai' (..will live together and die together. No one is guilty)," the officer said.

He said the case was being investigated from all angles.

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First Published: Mon, December 18 2017. 18:25 IST