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 - Man Beaten to Death After He Visits Girlfriend's Home on Hearing About Her Marriage to Someone Else

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 - Crime Caught on Camera: Teenaged Girl Allegedly Molested, Thrown from 2nd Floor Home by 3 Men

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 - Newly-Married Couple Attempt Suicide by Consuming Poisoned Chicken on Wedding Night in Bihar's Gopalganj

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.