New Delhi: A 40-year-old software engineer from Hyderabd committed suicide after killing his wife and their two children by poisoning them. Police have recovered their bodies from their house in LB Nagar area of Hasthinapuram district. Financial problems are said to be the reason behind the murder-suicide pact. Also Read - Kerala Shocker: Woman Burnt, Force-fed Alcohol And Gangraped in Front of Son; Husband Among 5 Held

The deceased were identified as Pradeep (40), employed in a leading software firm, his wife Swathi (35) and their two children Kalyan Krishna (6) and Jaya Krishna (2). All four of them were lying dead in the bed room. Also Read - Hyderabad MBA Graduate Stages Robbery Drama, Steals Rs 8.5 Lakh For Girlfriend's Treatment; Arrested

Speaking to reporters police said prima facie, it seems Pradeep mixed poison in the food of his wife and children and later ended his life by consuming the same on Saturday or Sunday. Also Read - Preksha Mehta And Manmeet Grewal Suicide: Doctors Explain Why COVID-19 is Worst Time For People With Anxiety And Suicidal Tendencies

The incident came to light after neighbours alerted the police as the family had not come out of their house since Saturday. Police broke open the door and found the bodies lying in the beds.

Some reports have also claimed that Pradeep wrote a letter to his father saying he did not want to be a burden on him.

Meanwhile, the officials have shifted the bodies to government-run Osmania Hospital for autopsy and launched the investigation.