Six of a family commit suicide in Uttar Pradesh

May 15th, 2008 - 9:24 pm ICT by admin  


Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh) , May 15 (IANS) Six members of a family committed suicide here Thursday by consuming a poisonous substance. Upendra Singh, who was debt-ridden, gave sulphas to his wife and four children, including two girls, and then himself consumed the poison, the police said. Hardoi is 120 km from the state capital city of Lucknow.

“Penury drove him to take the extreme step. As he was not able to return his bank loan, he committed suicide with his family,” a police official said.

Singh, a resident of Azadnagar locality, had failed in his business of supplying construction material.

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