“All the named accused escaped soon after the incident. A search is on to nab them. This case will be recommended for a speedy trial," the SP said.
Neighbours indicated that the woman was upset over being accused of theft and torture by the in-laws and may have set herself and her children alight. However, the police are relying on her dying declaration to treat this as a case of murder. The victims, Simpi Devi and her daughters, Soni Kumari (7), Sushma (5), and Anchal Kumari (2), were killed in her father in-law Deven Singh’s house at Arania village under Janadaha police station.