Ghaziabad: A 37-year-old man had reportedly posted a video on his family’s WhatsApp group stating that he had killed his wife and three children. He also mentioned that he would soon commit suicide. The man had gone missing ever since he informed them about his suicide attempt, said a relative to police.

The incident came to light on Sunday evening in Gyan Khand area of Indirapuram locality bordering Delhi.

Superintendent of Police, City, Shlok Kumar from the spot said Sumit Kumar killed his wife Ashnu Bala (32), son Permesh (5), and twins Akriti (4) and Aru (4) by administering them sleeping pills in some liquid. Before fleeing, he informed his brother-in-law that he had killed his wife and children and was going to kill himself. He is yet to be traced.

According to police, Sumit Kumar was in dire economic straits after losing his job in Bengaluru in January this year. He had resigned from a Bengaluru-based company named UST Global in December 2018 and this may have been the reason for the crime, said a report. Sumit Kumar had allegedly slit the throats of his family members in their flat in Indirapuram.

The forensic team’s primary investigation suggests the incident occurred early Sunday but came to light at about 8 PM, the SP said, adding that the bodies have been sent for autopsy and investigations are on.

(With agency inputs)