Unable to reconcile to the death of their mother, three siblings – two boys and one girl – committed suicide on Saturday in UP’s Lakhimpur.
The bodies of the three siblings were found hanging in the dining room when the police broke open the door. Their father had found the door locked when he came home and then informed the police.
One of them was a former school teacher and another an ex-employee of a private company.
The trio had quit their jobs after their mother’s death.
According to police, a suicide note found on the bodies said the siblings were “unable to bear the loss of their mother”.
The two brothers, including one who was disabled, and their sister allegedly took their own lives when their father — a retired engineer of the agriculture department — was not at home.
The father, Aditya Prakash Awasthi, 60, told police his wife had died of illness in September last year.
Since then, his three children Preeti, 25, Gagan, 35 and Pawan, 30, were disturbed.
While Pawan had been employed in a private company in Lucknow, Preeti was working as a school teacher.