Mystery shrouds the death of three members of a family whose bodies were found inside their house at Begampur area of Chanditala in Hooghly.
According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that Ranbir Ghouri (37) the house owner committed suicide after killing his wife Pampa Ghouri (32) and daughter Bithika Ghouri (11) by poisoning. The corps of a dog was also recovered from the room.
Police recovered the bodies of the woman and her daughter lying on the bed and the room was locked from inside. Ranbir was found hanging from the ceiling. During investigation police came to know that Ranbir had a quarrel with his wife who had allegedly developed an illicit affair. Police suspect that this could be a motive behind the murder.
Police said that Ranbir, a land broker returned home on Monday night in an inebriated state. Later he engaged in a quarrel with his wife.
On Tuesday morning the local people saw that the house was locked from inside and there was no response from inside despite repeated knocks. They later informed the matter to the local police station. Police reached the spot and broke open the door and found the dead bodies.