Puri, Dec 21 (UNI) In a tragic incident, three members of a family were found dead in a local lodging of the city.
According to the sea beach police, one Pratap Chandra Debata(48) of Badadandasahi of Talcher came to Puri along with his two minor sons and was checked in the lodging on December 19 last.
The lodging manager reported today that the room attendant found all three lying dead when the check out time lapsed.
Police recovered a suicide note from the room in which Pratap, an employee of Mahanadi coalfield, said he had poisoned his sons and committed suicide.
Police seized the bodies and sent those for a post-mortem.
The Talcher police was contacted.
According to the family members, Pratap was mentally upset and was suffering from depression for quite some days.
Luckily his other son, who remained at home as he was sick, survived, said his family sources.