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Opium addict son kills four family members, then commits suicide in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur

Jodhpur: An opium addict son allegedly killed four members of his family and threw their bodies in a water tank at his house before committing a suicide in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur, police said on Friday.

On Friday, Shankar Lal killed his father Sonaram (65) with an axe, when he was working on the farm, and later murdered his mother Champa (55) and his sons Laxman (14), and Dinesh (8), SHO (Lohawat) Badri Prasad said, reports news agency PTI.

After killing, the 38-year-old dumped their body in a water tank at his house and took off to his relative’s residence nearby, and committed suicide by jumping into a tank there, he said, the report said.

Police officials informed that Lal, a farmer in Peelwa village, was an opium addict.

The police suspect that Lal drugged his family as his wife and other family members who were also present in the house were unaware of the events happening there, the report added.

The police recovered the bodies from the water tank on Saturday and initiated a probe into the matter.

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