The bodies of a woman and her three minor children, who have been reported missing since late October, were found in a forest near Thane in Maharashtra, police said today.
The woman’s husband tried to commit suicide after the decomposed bodies of his wife and children were found in the Pacchapur forests below the Bhiwandi taluka of Thane district on Thursday, they said.
Inspector DM Katke from the Padgha police station in the district said the four were reported missing since October 21 and their bodies were found by villagers in a forest, who then reported to the police.
The four people were later identified as Ranjana Bangri, 30, her two daughters and a son, all between the ages of 6 and 12, police said.
The bodies were taken to a government hospital in Bhiwandi for a forensic examination, police said.
The woman’s husband, Sripat Bangri, attempted suicide and was admitted to hospital for treatment, they said.
For now, one case of accidental death has been recorded and further investigations are underway, police added.