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Debt scare forces woman to kill children, commit suicide

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Shahkot , July 14, 2013
First Published: 18:32 IST(14/7/2013) | Last Updated: 18:33 IST(14/7/2013)

Fraught with fear that her husband would never be able to pay Rs. 5,000 debt, a woman committed suicide here on Saturday after killing her two children.SHO Bhupinder Singh said that Kotla Surajmal resident Paramjit Kaur (30) administered sulphas tablets to her 11-year-old son Ramandeep Singh and six-year-old daughter Somanpreet and later consumed poison herself.


Villagers rushed the three to Shahkot civil hospital, where doctors declared them dead.
The SHO said that in her suicide note, which was tied to her arm, the deceased wrote that she was committing suicide at her own will and that nobody was responsible.

She wrote that she was heavily under debt and after her death her children would suffer, which is why she was killing them as well.

SHO said Hardeep Singh, husband of the deceased, told the police that he had to pay only about Rs. 5,000 as debt. The police acting under Section 174 of the CrPC handed over the body to the family.

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