3 of a family found dead in Kolkata's Thakurpukur

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(Eds: with more inputs) Kolkata, Feb 10 (PTI) The bodies of a state Assembly employee, his wife and son were found hanging from the ceiling of their residence in the city's Thakurpukur area on Wednesday morning, a police officer said.

The deceased were identified as Chandrabrata Mondal (50), a Group-D staff of the Assembly, his wife Mayarani (45) and their son Supriyo (28).

'Going by the circumstantial evidence, it seems to be a case of suicide. But we are trying to find out if Chandrabrata killed his wife and son before hanging himself.

The possibility that all three were murdered also cannot be ruled out,' the officer said.

It seems the incident occurred on Tuesday night, he stated.

The police have also collected their mobile phones from the residence to find out who all they got in touch with before the incident.

Chandrabrata was going through financial distress, because of which he had borrowed money from several people, the officer said.

'Not only that, the entire family might have been depressed as their son was still unemployed. According to neighbours and relatives, however, the behaviour of the three never reflected their state of their mind. We are investigating the cause of their death,' he said, adding that the bodies have been sent for post-mortem. PTI SCH RMS RMS