Woman burns self, three children in Gujarat

February 16th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman set herself and her three children ablaze in a Gujarat village, the police said Monday.

The incident occurred late Sunday in Hajira village, near Himmatnagar, in Sabarkantha district, some 80 km from here.

“Megana Ranjitsinh Makwana’s 12-month-old son died during treatment at the hospital in Himmatnagar while Kajal, 7, Kinjal, 4, and Megana herself succumbed to burn injuries at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital where they were rushed in a precarious condition,” H.K. Rana, a police official told IANS.

“The reason behind the incident is not yet clear. Her husband Ranjitsinh who is a truck driver was out when Megana alongwith her children bolted the room from inside before setting herself and the kids on fire,” Rana said.

“Hearing the screams, her in-laws, who were sleeping in the other room broke open the door to see the four badly burnt,” Rana said.

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