A woman in her early 20s, Padma Priya and her brother, Ravi Kumar, 20, ended their lives by hanging themselves to ceiling fan hooks in their rented house at Miyapur, the police said on Saturday. A suicide note purportedly written by them indicated that they resorted to the extreme step due to debts but specific reasons were not mentioned, Kukatpally ACP M. Malla Reddy said. The decomposed condition of the bodies suggests that they committed suicide two days ago, said police.

Their parents, Manohar, an electronic goods mechanic and Nirmala, housewife, reportedly left the house three days ago. The family was believed to be in debts and earlier lived in Chandanagar. They shifted to an independent house at Maithrinagar in Miyapur four months ago.

The house owner living in Hyderabad grew suspicious as Manohar didn’t answer his mobile phone calls for past three days. He rushed to the house in the morning and called in the police, who broke open the doors only to find the two decomposed bodies hanging from ceiling.