Kasargod: The bodies of a BHEL employee, his wife and two minor children were found in their locked car at Mayippadi in the district Tuesday.
The man was an employee of the BHEL unit in this town, while his wife was a nurse at the General Hospital here. Their children, a boy and girl, were aged 12 and 10 years, police said.
The boy's body had burn marks, while the girl had an injury mark on the neck, they said, adding the car had been locked from outside.
Police said they had found that gas had leaked from the tank but were ascertaining the exact cause of the deaths.