New Delhi: A horrific incident shocked the city of Nagpur as a 45-year-old tailor killed five members of his family before hanging himself at his home in Pachpauli area of Nagpur, reported news agency IANS quoting the police on Monday. The incident reportedly took place on Sunday night but came to light this morning after some neighbours suspected something amiss as the door of tailor’s house did not open till late and informed the police.Also Read - Karnataka, Himachal, Telangana: When Will Schools Reopen in These States? Check Latest Updates Here

Addressing the media, Additional Police Commissioner Sunil Phulari said that the tailor, identified as Alok Matukar, initially slit the throats of his wife Vijaya, 40, daughter Pari, 14 and son Sahil, 12 in his home. Matukar then went to the home of his mother-in-law Laxmi Bobade, 60 and sister-in-law Amisha Bobde, 22, barely 200 metres away, and brutally slit their throats too. After these five murders, he returned home and hanged himself from the ceiling fan, said Phulari. Also Read - Maharashtra Railways Update: 33 Trains Diverted, 51 Short Terminated, 48 Cancelled Due to Heavy Rainfall in Mumbai

“One of the neigbours happened to peek inside the Matukars’ home through a window and found Matukar fallen on the ground and immediately called the police,” Phulari said. A police team rushed there and broke open the door to find Matukar dead under the living room ceiling fan and three other bodies elsewhere in the home, and later, found the other two bodies in the Bobde household. Also Read - Breaking: One Dead, Another Injured as Chopper Crashes Near Jalgaon in Maharashtra

Deputy Commissioner of Police Lohit Matani said earlier that all the six bodies have been sent for post mortem examination, even as the city was shell-shocked by the incident. Though the exact motives behind the multiple crimes are not clear, police tentatively suspect some internal family feuds.

(With inputs from IANS)