Fatehpur: Five members of a family, including a woman and her four daughters, were found dead in a house in Shantipur area of Fatehpur.

The preliminary investigations suggested that the five had consumed poison, according to Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Rakesh Kumar. "We received information from neighbours that there was a strange smell coming from the house of a person named Rambharose. We entered the house after breaking the door and found five bodies lying there. We have seized poison (sulfas) from the house," Kumar told reporters on Saturday.

"The neighbours alleged that the man used to get drunk and fight regularly with his wife. It is probably due to this reason that the wife committed suicide along with her daughters," he added.

The police official further said that they are sending the bodies for post-mortem and added that efforts were underway to get hold of the husband who is on the run. Further investigations are underway.

In another shocking incident in UP’s Raibareli, an unidentified body of a woman was found in a charred condition on Saturday.

The body was found around 50 meters away from the road in the evening. "Prima facie it appears to be a body of woman aged 25-30 years-old. It seems that she was murdered somewhere else and brought here and charred," said Swapnil Mamgai, SP of Raibareli.

"The body is being identified," he added. Further, the police are trying to identify the woman as an investigation is underway.