Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rayagada, Aug 7:
Three members of a family were found dead inside their house at Belakana village under Kalyansinghpur block in Odisha’s Rayagada district this morning.
According to reports, a woman and her two daughters were found dead inside their house and another two-year-old girl was rescued in an unconscious state.
The deceased have been identified as Anganwadi worker Utkala Shukla and her daughters Pinki (38) and Rinki (26).
Villagers grew suspicious as they found no movement or activity in the house following which they informed local police.
The police officials found the trio lying dead on a bed in the house. Preliminary investigation revealed that they might have consumed some poisonous substance to commit suicide as pesticide was found near their bed.
SDPO Jagannath Rao, Tehsildar and BDO along with other police personnel reached the spot. Scientific team also arrived at the scene to assist in the investigation.