Purulia, Jan. 21: Two members of a family committed suicide in the Ketika Bauripara area of the town today.
Shanta Bauri, 30, and her brother-in-law, Krishna Bauri, 19, were found unconscious in their house this afternoon.
They were rushed to the sadar hospital where Shanta was declared dead on arrival. Krishna died an hour later.
Shanta, a mother of three, allegedly had a relationship with her brother-in-law. Police sources said the suicide was a pact between them after their relationship came to light.
Days back, Shanta’s husband had allegedly beaten her up when the lid blew off their “affair”, the police said.
Shanta and Krishna had consumed pesticide. Tension prevailed in the neighbourhood as news of the twin deaths spread.