A 45-year-old woman and her 21-year-old daughter committed suicide by hanging in their house in Kolathur. They were identified as Malathi and her daughter Sharmila.
However, when a foul smell started coming from the house, neighbours alerted the police on Thursday evening.
The door was broken open and they were found hanging from the ceiling in a decomposed manner.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that Malathi and Sharmila could not overcome the death of Malathi’s brother Ashok Kumar, a software engineer, who committed suicide in Bengaluru, a fortnight ago.
“Malathi had decided to get Sharmila married to him, but his suicide traumatised the mother-daughter duo. They are suspected to have committed suicide out of depression,” the police said.
Their bodies were sent to Kilpauk Medical College Hospital for post-mortem examination and their kin have been informed of their death. They have also launched an investigation.