Man who stabbed his family to death, arrested from Palgarh

Mumbai: A 40-year-old man, who allegedly stabbed to death his wife and two children in Virar in neighbouring Thane district, was arrested on Thursday, police said.

The accused Ganesh Tambe had fled the scene after stabbing his wife Siddhi (38) and children Shubham (5) and Saili (10) two days ago.

The bodies were recovered yesterday from their residence in Bolinj area in Padmavati Nagar in Virar.

Tambe was traced at Palgarh railway station in neighbouring Thane district, Virar police said.

The incident came to light yesterday when a neighbour went to Tambe's house to borrow something. The neighbour saw the three lying in the living room in a pool of blood.

"A note believed to be written by Tambe was found in the house. In the note, he stated that he was suffering from some serious disease. He added that he was worried about what would happen to his family after his death, and hence he took this extreme step," police have said yesterday.