A 25-year-old pregnant woman and her 5-year-old son were found dead inside bed boxes at their home in India. The woman's husband made the shocking discovery after he broke open the house which was locked from the outside, police said.

The incident was reported in Meerut, a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Monday night. The man, identified as Sandip Kumar, reported to police that his wife identified by first name Shikha and his son Rukansh were missing when he came back home.

As the house was found locked from the outside, Kumar, in the presence of his neighbors, broke the lock and entered his house to make the gruesome discovery, Times Now News reported.

The bodies of victims were found stuffed in bed boxes in different rooms. The hands of both the victims were tied up, and they had a piece of cloth stuffed in their mouths, a senior investigating officer Rohit Singh Sajwan was cited as saying by NDTV.

Police believe that the duo was murdered by strangulation sometime during the day before their bodies were stuffed in the bed boxes. Meanwhile, the bodies were sent for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Police officials said they have started an investigation into the case.

The deceased woman was eight months pregnant, and the couple had been married for almost seven years, police said. The relatives said they suspect that some acquaintances are involved in the crime. They also reported that jewelry and cash are missing from the house.

A 30-year-old woman in India was arrested in April for allegedly murdering her husband and dumping his body in a sack. The suspect, identified as Laxmi Devi, reportedly murdered her husband Bharat Lal after she was fed up with his violence against her and their two children.

An investigation began after police found the victim's body stuffed in a jute bag dumped outside a park near the house. During interrogation, Devi eventually admitted that she strangled her husband after drugging him and dumped his body with the help of her 13-year-old son.

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