Four family members of a Housing Board engineer Satyanarayana(55) ended their lives by jumping before a running train at Ghatkesar on Hyderabad outskirts hours after his sudden death, police said on Saturday.
Police said the family was traveling by car to Hyderabad last night. They halted at a hotel at Bhongir, 60 km from Hyderabad, and had dinner. Minutes after the family had dinner; the head of the family Satyanarayana fell sick.
The family took him to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Apparently, the family was shocked and distressed. They drove to a secluded place near HPCL go-down in Aushapur of Ghatkesar and jumped before moving train.
The four family members were Satyanarayana’s wife Meerabi, 45, two daughters Swathi, 31, Neelima, 29 and son Sivaram Krishna, 23.
Both his daughters had completed M.Tech. courses. His son was an engineering graduate. Due to departmental issues, Satyanarayana was under suspension for nearly five years. But two years ago, he was reinstated.