Unable to feed them, a woman in Jharkhand's Bokaro district on Monday attempted suicide with her three minor children, including a five month old, police said. She survived but the children died.
Laxmi Devi, 32, a resident of Harlagora village, jumped into a well with her children - two daughters aged 8 and 5 and five-month-old Rahul.
"There was nothing to feed my children. They had not eaten anything for seven days. When my children sought food, I felt humiliated and decided to commit suicide," Laxmi told the local media.
While villagers rescued Laxmi Devi, the children could not be saved.
Laxmi Devi's husband is jobless, and the children had been hungry for the last few days, police sources said.