The deceased have been identified as Nanjundeshwara(32), his wife Parvathi(27) and their children Gowthami(3) and Swaroop(2).
Before ending their own lives by hanging at Gadiganur village in Hosapete taluk of Ballari district late on Tuesday night, a couple poisoned their two children.
On Tuesday night, Nanjundeshwara, an employee of JSW Company, and his wife gave the children poison and ended their own lives by hanging. The neighbors came to know about the incident on Wednesday morning.
A suicide note was discovered by the police in which the deceased wrote that they had taken an extreme move on their own. Nanjundeshwara is said to have borrowed a huge loan and they may have taken this drastic action because the loan was not repaid.
A case has been registered at Gadinganur Police Station.