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Depressed over not bearing son, woman kills self along with 3 minor daughters

The alleged suicide took place at Chikkaballapura district in Karnataka.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2018 17:56 IST
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Press Trust of India, Bengaluru
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Police said neither that her husband nor his relatives had ever harassed her for not bearing a male child.(Representative image)

Dejected over not bearing a male child, a woman allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a well with her three minor daughters, including her two-month-old baby, at a hamlet in Chikkaballapura district, about 100 km from Bengaluru.

Police said the incident took place at Hanumanthapura village Thursday morning where Nagashri (25) killed herself along with her three daughters Navyashri (5), Divyashri (3) and the two-month-old baby.

They said she took the children to their farm near the house and took the extreme step.

Police said neither her husband, a labourer, or his relatives had ever harassed her for not bearing a male child.

However, she had for long wanted a male child, they said.

She was under depression ever since she gavebirth to the third girl, they said.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 17:25 IST