Indian woman in Oman kills children, attempts suicide

June 1st, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin  

Dubai, June 1 (IANS) An Indian woman in Oman murdered her two children and then attempted suicide. She has been arrested. The woman, identified by her neighbours as Priya from Kerala, killed her two children Friday morning at her home in the Muttrah locality of the Omani capital of Muscat, the Khaleej Times newspaper said.

She had reportedly informed the police and her friends and relatives in Oman and in India about her intentions before committing the crime.

The two children, a boy and a girl, were students of Class 2 and kindergarten, respectively, at the Indian School in Muscat.

Police rushed to her house and managed to arrest her even as she was attempting to take her own life.

According to the report, Priya had been living in Oman for the past year after separating from her husband in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he still lives.

Neighbours said Priya worked at the African and Eastern Company and lived a very secluded life.

The motive behind the crime has not been established yet.

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