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Woman kills her two children, commits suicide in Assam

The incident happened on Saturday evening in Besimari village in Fakiragram area of Kokrajhar which falls under the Bodo Territorial Administrative Districts.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2019 14:28 IST
Sadiq Naqvi
Sadiq Naqvi
Hindustan Times, Guwahati
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Police said initial investigations point to Das being unhappy because her two-year-old son was physically challenged.(AFP File Photo)

A woman is suspected to have killed her two children before she set herself on fire in Assam’s Kokrajhar, police said on Sunday.

The incident happened on Saturday evening in Besimari village in Fakiragram area of Kokrajhar which falls under the Bodo Territorial Administrative Districts.

Tabu Ram Pegu, Additional Superintendent of Police, Kokrajhar said the incident was reported at 6.30 pm on Saturday when Dinabandhu Das arrived home after work to find his two children in a pool of blood. Inside the house he found his wife Sujala Das (28) in a burnt state.

“She seems to have killed the two children, a nine-year-old daughter and two-year-old son, with a dao (machete) before she doused herself in kerosene and committed suicide,” said Pegu.

Police said initial investigations point to Das being unhappy because her two-year-old son was physically challenged. “The fact that the family is poor may have added to the stress,” Pegu said. Dinabandhu Das works as a daily wager.

First Published: Apr 28, 2019 14:28 IST