A retired district judge of Andhra Pradesh and his wife allegedly committed suicide by jumping under a train yesterday, police said.

A resident of Tirupati, the former judicial official P Sudhakar, 65, was found lying dead on a rail track between Tirupati-Renigunta, they said, adding that ill health is suspected to be the reason for him taking the extreme step.

After coming to know of the death of her husband, his wife P Varalakshmi, 56, also killed herself by jumping under another train at the same spot, police said.

According to HT, his son Sandeep and daughter Sabitha, who work in Bengaluru as a software professional, rushed home when they got to know about their parents, the DSP said