• Two year old child found alive amid decomposed bodies, case of suicide suspected


    Bengaluru: A man returned to his home after five days, only to find his two year old grand-daughter crying among decomposed bodies of his family members. The two-year-old was rescued on Friday as the shocking deaths of the family members unfolded as H Shankar returned home.

    "We found out that there were five bodies inside the house. A baby was found alive.... we don't know the reason behind the deaths. We have rescued the child," police officer Sanjiv M Patil said, adding that the "bodies had started decomposing by the time they were found".

    H Shankar, police have been told, left the house in a fit of rage five days back after a domestic tussle. He apparently had an argument with his daughter who had left her in-laws to stay with them, police were told.

    After several of his phone calls to the family were left unanswered, Mr Shankar returned to his home and found his wife (50) and 27-year-old son and two daughters in their late thirties hanging by the ceiling wall.

    His nine-month-old grandson also died allegedly due to starvation, the police said, citing the preliminary investigation.

    The two-year-old toddler miraculously survived and has been sent to the hospital for medical examination.

    The police have suspected this as a case of suicide. Further investigation has been initiated to know further details of the case.

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