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Mentally ill woman sets daughters, in-laws ablaze in Gujarat, kills self

While the woman succumbed to her injuries, the four others ware undergoing treatment for severe burn injuries.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2017, 16:55 IST
Press Trust of India, Rajkot
The 30-year-old woman tried to kill four members of her family when they were sleeping at their home late on Thursday night.
The 30-year-old woman tried to kill four members of her family when they were sleeping at their home late on Thursday night.(File photo for representation)

A mentally ill woman allegedly set her two minor daughters and in-laws afire before committing suicide by pouring kerosene on herself in Rajkot’s Bheemnagar locality, police said on Friday.

Bhavna Parmar (30) tried to kill four members of her family when they were sleeping at their home late on Thursday night. She then set herself ablaze, a police official said.

The woman, her daughters Jyoti (11) and Nikita (9), mother-in-law Nanduben (55) and father-in-law Merubhai (60) were rushed to a hospital.

While the woman succumbed to her injuries, the four others ware undergoing treatment for severe burn injuries, an official at Gandhigram police station said.

“An initial investigation has revealed that Bhavna was mentally ill and was taking treatment from a psychiatrist,” police sub-inspector SR Varu said.

“Her husband Rajesh Parmar, who was sleeping in an adjacent room along with their 5-year-old daughter, rushed the victims to the hospital, where Bhavna died,” Varu said.

Further investigation is on into the incident, police added.

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