Latehar: Mother axed daughters to death, attempts suicide after

  • Vishal Sharma, Hindustan Times, Latehar
  • Updated: Jul 26, 2015 16:12 IST
Asha Devi axed her three daughters to death before attempting suicide. (HT Photo)

A mother hacked her three daughters to death with an axe in Jharkhand's Latehar on Saturday night and then tried to commit suicide by consuming poison.

The 40-year-old mother, identified as Asha Devi, is undergoing treatment at Manika hospital. Police have yet to ascertain the motive behind the killings.

Police have launched a probe into the incident. Authorities suspect a family feud as the cause. The incident took place at Jaganhakhad village.

Latehar superintendent of police Anup Birthare said: "The reason is not clear but it may be linked with family dispute. The accused is being treated."

The victims were: 13-year-old Rina Kumari, 10-year-old Sita Kumari and five-year-old Manisha Kumari.

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