The father, Mancha Chandrasekhar, 35, was addicted to betting heavily on cricket which threw the family into a severe financial crisis
Degavat Ravinder (10) and Kiran (9) went the canal banks when the former was washed away. Kiran tried to rescue but he also fell into the canal in the process.
Two children identified as M Charith Kumar (12) and K Rakesh (13) electrocuted in separate incidents
The victims were identified as Tummala Bhaskar (12) and Kaliya Bunny (11). The parents of one of the deceased had placed a pesticide bottle on the floor, which they had used for spraying on crops.
The accused was allegedly in an inebriated condition when he attacked and killed his children.
The two sisters, who were identified as Ammulu, 6 years, and Pravalika, 3 years, were playing at the Bella Vista villas at Gopanpally on Friday evening.