A couple and their son were found dead in their house on Friday afternoon, in South Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade area.
Police claim that the family was in depression since the death of their daughter few months ago. They also revealed that the family had gradually ceased interactions with neighbours.
The incident was reported to the police after neighbours of the family complained of foul smell emanating from the house, said the deputy commissioner of police, Manojkumar Sharma.
Sharma further said that the house had to be broken into, since the doors had been bolted from inside since the past two days, adding the family was found hanging from the ceiling.
The deceased have been identified as Pravin Patel (40), his wife Reena (35) and son Prabhu (11).
Further investigations into the incident are underway to find out the exact cause of their death, an official told PTI.