Man, son die in suicide pact in Punjab

December 20th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Batala (Punjab), Dec 20 (IANS) A man and his son died Saturday after a family of four entered into a suicide pact in this north Punjab town, the police said.Police officials said that the family consumed some poisonous substance and all four were found in a serious condition when their milkman rang their doorbell Saturday morning.

Ashok Kumar and his son, Sunny, died while being taken to hospital. Ashok’s wife and daughter were admitted to the government hospital here in a serious condition.

Batala district police chief N.K. Arora said that the matter was being investigated.

Batala is about 225 km from state capital Chandigarh.

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