Mother, four children kill themselves in Uttar PradeshJanuary 14th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) A mother and her four children have killed themselves by jumping in front a running train in Uttar Pradesh, a police officer said Wednesday.”The bodies were found today (Wednesday) along the railway tracks near the Bankata railway station in Deoria district,” the officer, Raj Kumar Chaudhary, told IANS on phone. The district headquarters is about 300 km from state capital Lucknow.
He said the reason behind the suicides is yet to be ascertained, but it could be marital discord. The 34-year-old mother, Kunti Devi, reportedly had a strained relationship with her husband.
“We have taken Kunti Devi’s husband Manoj Kumar into custody to probe his role,” Chaudhary said.
The four children, including three girls, were aged between two and 11.