Three members of a family burnt to death in Varkala

Thiruvananthapuram: Three members of a family were found burnt to death inside their house at Varkala.

The deceased have been identified as Sreekumar(58) of Mel Vettur, his wife Mini (50) and daughter Ananthalekshmi (26).

Locals said they heard screams from the house at around 3.30am. Smoke billowing from the house was also noticed. The information was then reported to the police. They immediately reached the spot and doused the fire.

The bodies of Mini and Ananthalekshmi were found lying in the bedroom and were completely burned.The body of Sreekumar was found lying in the bathroom partially burnt.

According to the police, all three were killed before the firefighters arrived to put out the blaze.They suspect that Sreekumar committed suicide after setting his wife and daughter on fire in their sleep.

The neighbours said they had some financial liabilities. The police have started a probe. Asianet Online