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Couple commit suicide after poisoning children

Hyderabad:A couple allegedly committed suicide after poisoning their two minor children to death in Chintal area here apparently over financial problems, police said today.

Keshava Rao (40), who was into finance business, and his wife Vanaja (36) were found hanging at their house this morning. Their two children Deepak (11) and Nandini (4) were also found dead besides their bodies, they said.

“The couple allegedly hanged themselves last night before giving some poisonous substance to their children resulting in their deaths,” Jeedimetla Police Station Inspector A Chandra Shekar said.

“As per preliminary investigation, financial problems seem to be reason behind Keshava Rao taking the extreme step,” he said, adding that it seems he suffered heavy losses in his business.

A case has been lodged and further investigations were on.