Staff Reporter

NALGONDA: Apparently driven by financial problems, four members of a family committed suicide in Ramnagar of Bhongir town in the early hours of Saturday.

Bhongir Sub Inspector S. Prabhakar told reporters that Manchala Uppalamma (40), her three daughters - Swapna (19), Deepika (17) and Mounika (15) - committed suicide by consuming pesticide in their rented room in the town.

A contract sweeper in the local Government hospital, Uppalamma migrated to Bhongir six years ago after the death of her husband, Ramulu.

“Financial problems could be the reason for the family’s decision to resort to the extreme step,” the Sub Inspector said. While the eldest girl was undergoing nurse training, the other two were in Class X.

“They were interested in studies but their future was bleak due to penury,” a neighbour said. The bodies were shifted to the Government hospital for the post-mortem.