A Pennsylvania couple and their two sons died in an apparent murder-suicide — just two weeks after the husband purchased a gun, according to a report.
Deepak Kulkarni, 50, his wife, Arti Adya Kulkarni, 47, were found dead along with their sons Shubham, 14, and Sharvil, 7, in the basement Sunday of their Chester County home, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The county coroner said all four of them had died from gunshot wounds.
West Whiteland Police Detective Scott Pezick said it’s unclear who was behind the slayings.
But Deepak bought a gun two weeks before their bodies were discovered in the home, law enforcement sources told the paper.
His wife’s family went over to the home Sunday after they became concerned that they had not heard from them in recent days.
When no one answered their knocks at the door, they called the authorities, the outlet reported.
Arti’s brother, Anand Adya, said there were red flags in the months leading up to their deaths, including several times where the family canceled plans last minute.
“It was obvious,” Adya told the paper. “She wanted to meet, but he didn’t let us.”
But he said that his sister gave them “no inkling that things weren’t perfect” in her marriage.
“I would ask Arti if everything is OK, and she would never say anything,” Adya said.
Adya described his sister as the “most devoted wife, and an even more devoted mother, sister and daughter.”
“They definitely did not deserve this,” he told the paper.