Thiruvananthapuram : Five members of a family were found dead inside their home in Chathanparambu, Kalambalam. The deceased are residents of Kattayil Veedu, Manikuttan(54), wife Sandhya(46), son Abijith with nickname Kannappan(16), daughter Amaya(12) and Mannikuttan’s maternal aunty Devika(78).
Manikuttan was found hanging from the ceiling while rest of the family lay dead in their rooms. Mannikuttan runs a thattukada(wayside eatery) in Chathanparambu.
When no one from the house emerged late into morning, the nieghbour suspected something odd and dialed the police.
The police are probing reasons for the family's gruesome end. The bodies have meanwhile been shifted to the mortuary pending postmortem.