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Gynae arrested for poisoning twin daughters

delhi Updated: Jul 07, 2009 13:10 IST

A gynaecologist, who allegedly poisoned her twin daughters and attempted suicide a week ago in the city, was arrested following her discharge from hospital, police said today.

Rupa Singh (35) allegedly injected her four-year-old twin daughters -- Tanya and Twinkle -- on July one and attempted suicide after a fight with her surgeon husband Rajiv Ranjan (38), over the issue setting up of a hospital.

The woman, working in Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini, had walked out of their Maurya Enclave residence in northwest Delhi with her two daughters and checked into City Park hotel in Peetampura.

She had injected some poison to her daughters before injecting herself with the same substance. While the girls died, Rupa was admitted to Max Hospital in Peetampura.

"We placed her under arrest last evening after she was discharged from hospital. A case of murder and attempted suicide has been registered against her," a senior police official said.

The incident came to light when Singh called her husband to tell him that she was ending her life. Ranjan informed hotel staff who found the trio in the hotel room.

The couple wanted to set up a private nursing home in the city but financial issues were holding back Ranjan to go ahead with the plans. On this, a verbal duel ensued which led to the tragic events, the official added.