A family of four committed suicide at Kouluru village of Panyam mandal in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district by throwing themselves under a goods train.
Sheik Abdul Salam (45), his wife Noorjehan (43), daughter Salma (14) and son Dada Kalandar took the extreme step on Wednesday at around 11:30 a.m.
“Following their suicide, the train operators informed the Government Railway Police (GRP) about the incident and we have registered a case under CrPc Section 174,” a GRP official told IANS.
According to the police, Salam was allegedly involved in a theft case earlier, and had lost his job in a gold shop.
“He later procured bail and was eking out a living driving a rented auto rickshaw for the last one month,” he said.
On the fateful day, Salam started off giving an impression that he would drop his wife, a private school teacher, at school.
He also took his daughter, a 10th standard student, and son, a fourth standard student, from Nandyal and went to Kouluru railway station in Panyam mandal to take the extreme step.