Man kills five children, attempts suicide

June 8th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, June 8 (IANS) Driven by poverty, a man here allegedly killed his five children, critically injured his wife and then attempted suicide, police said Monday.
Ravindra Verma, 38, and his wife Durgawati, 35, were found with stab wounds in their house in Rosy Colony in Vijay Nagar here by neighbours at around 7 a.m. Monday. The residents were shocked to find their five children lying dead, police said.

They called the police, who rushed Verma and his wife to a hospital in this city adjoining New Delhi. Their condition is said to be critical.

“Prima facie it seems to be a case of depression. Ravindra was a truck driver and in his statement he confessed that he had no work for the last two months. He did not want to live any more so he first killed his children, then attempted to kill his wife and finally himself,” said Circle Officer R.K. Gautam.

The children were identified as Anjani, 14, Preeti, 10, eight-year-old Mona, Devraj, 5 and nine-month-old Lucky. Their bodies have been sent for post mortem, the official said.

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