Poverty-hit woman kills two sons, herself

June 22nd, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) A poverty-stricken woman in an Uttar Pradesh village killed her two sons before committing suicide, police said Monday.
“The incident took place today (Monday) in Karhi village in Hamirpur district, where Bati Vishwakarma (30) hacked her two sons, aged four and one, to death and later set herself afire,” district police chief Suryanath told IANS over telephone.

According to locals, Vishwakarma’s husband had left her about seven months ago following some marital problems. Since then, Vishwakarma was living with her two sons and used to work as a labourer in the village.

Police have detained Viswakarma’s husband for questioning.

Hamirpur is about 300 km from Lucknow.

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