Mother burns herself, four children in Uttar Pradesh

February 27th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 27 (IANS) Plagued by poverty, a 45-year-old woman in an Uttar Pradesh village set herself on fire along with her two sons and two daughters, the police said Friday.
The incident occurred Thursday in Daura Khas village under Kudh Fatehgrah police station in Moradabad district, some 75 km from Rampur.

“The cause of the deaths was probably poverty, as the family was going through a very tough financial situation,” Divisional Commissioner R.S. Dubey told IANS.

Prabha along with her four children Pintoo, 14, Laxmi, 12, Preeti, 8, and Arun, 4, died of burn injuries Thursday.

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