Kerala film producer was found dead along with his wife and daughter in an apparent case of suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday.
As per the reports, on Tuesday the decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and their daughter Gouri were found under mysterious circumstances in their flat in Dubai after Mr Kumar's cousin complained that nobody could contact the family since Thursday.
According to family sources, all the three bodies bore multiple stab injuries. But Dubai Police could not be reached for comments.
The case was treated as a suicide pact involving the couple and their fourth-grader daughter.
According to the present guess, Mr Kumar had resorted to the extreme step due to huge financial liabilities.
However, the exact reason for the gruesome incident is still under vail.
"All three bodies were found inside the bedroom. I heard there was no sign of a forced entry into the flat," the report quoted a family friend as saying.
Mr Kumar, who owned the production company Souparnika Films in the South Indian state of Kerala, shifted to Dubai in 2009. He co-produced hit Malayalam movie Madambi and remakes of classic hits like Neelathaamara and Rathinirvedham.
The tragic incident shocked the community members in the UAE, especially those from the film fraternity.