In a bizarre turn of events, a 36-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and two children and hanged himself at his apartment in Perungudi. As per the reports, the accused and his wife used to quarrel over debts.

The neighbours got suspicious of the locked doors and informed the police. After that, police broke open the front door and found the bodies. The deceased, identified as Manikandan, was under severe stress due to his unpaid debts, revealed his friend.

As per the report by the New Indian Express, others who were found dead included Manikandan’s wife, Tharaga Priya (30), and his sons Tharan (11) and Thagan, who was 18 months old.

Police said that stress could have led him to take the extreme step. As per the report, the accused did not go to work for the past three months for unknown reasons. His parents also died recently, after which he moved to the Perungudi flat with his family.

The report revealed that Manikandan, in a fit of rage, might have killed his wife and kids and hanged himself. The police think that he must have first murdered his wife and then strangled his two sons and lastly hanged himself.

Their bodies were recovered on Sunday and sent to Government Royapettah Hospital for postmortem. For the unversed, Manikandan came to Chennai from the US where he has been working for the last two years.