Dr Mohammad Amanullah (61), his wife Naveeda Banu (50), and their two sons, Mohammad Ehtesham Rasheed (28) and Mohammad Afham Rasheed (26) allegedly injected themselves with Succinylcholine, a paralytic drug associated with rapid muscle breakdown that leads to life-threatening heart rhythms in their Mysore home.
Police said that family was under huge debts and which is why they decided to take this extreme step. Among two sons, Navaz was a doctor and Afam Rasheed was a final year MBBS student.
The horrific incident came to light at about 6 pm on Friday (Nov 2) when Rihana, one of the staff of the nursing home, finding that Amanulla was not in the clinic, had gone up to the residence. All four bodies were found in the hall on the second floor of their four-floor residence-cum-clinic. The Khuda Care Nursing Home is on the ground and first floor, while the doctor and his family stayed on the two upper floors.
According to a police source, Dr Amanulla and his family had borrowed Rs 2 crore to upgrade their nursing home as well as to finance their son"s study expenses. The loans were obtained at heavy interest rates, which they were unable to repay. Meanwhile, police found no suicide note but suspected heavy debts are the only reason behind the suicide. Local police have registered a case and investigations are on.