India, Oct. 19 -- Four members of a family, including a woman and her two daughters, committed suicide near Auroville township in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district, police said on Friday.

Preliminary inquiries have indicated that the family killed themselves due to mounting debts, Villupuram police said.

The deceased have been identified as Sundaralingam (40), Maheswari (35), Krithika (17) and Sameeksha (13), residents of Kuyilapalayam village near Auroville.

"Sundaralingam was working in a bakery. His wife Maheswari worked as a maid at a hotel in Auroville. The couple's kids studied in a school at Auroville. Maheswari did not go to work since Monday. Therefore, the hotel owner sent a few workers to contact Maheswari at her house on Thurs...