Jharsuguda: In a shocking incident, five members of a family were reportedly found in critical state after they attempted for mass suicide at their house in Lahandabuda area under BTM police limits of Jharsuguda.
According to sources, a woman along with her three daughters and a son consumed phenyl. Reportedly, neighbours found them unconscious and immediately admitted them to the nearby hospital.
Doctors have stated the conditions of the five persons to be critical. While four persons are undergoing treatment at Jharsuguda District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), one has been shifted to Burla hospital.
While the exact circumstances that led to the mass suicide attempt are not known, it is suspected that they took the extreme step a day after a son of the family lost his life to an accident.