The deceased identified as Santhosh Kumar, who hails from Kerala owns a film production company Souparnika Films and was a co-producer of the hit Malayalam movie 'Madambi', the Khaleej Times reported today.
Family sources said the bodies of Kumar, his wife Manju and daughter Gouri bore multiple stab injuries. The Dubai Police could not be reached for comments.
It is also learnt that the case is being treated as a suicide pact involving the couple and their daughter. Some of the acquaintances suspected that Kumar had resorted to the extreme step due to huge financial liabilities.
However, the exact reason for the gruesome incident is yet to be ascertained, the daily reported. Police broke open the door of the flat after a cousin of Kumar complained that nobody could contact the family since Thursday.
"All three bodies were found inside the bedroom. I heard there was no sign of a forced entry into the flat," a family friend was quoted as saying by the daily. Kumar, who also ran a general trading company here, shifted to Dubai about five years ago.