Woman kills children, hangs self in Delhi

May 26th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In an shocking incident, a 27-year-old woman in south Delhi Friday killed her two infants - a boy and a girl - before committing suicide after killing her two children, police said.

Vineeta Katara, her daughter Harshita, 3, and son Arpit, 1 and a half were found dead in their residence at Deluxe Apartments at Chhattarpur in Mehrauli.

“Vineeta’s and her daughter’s body was found hanging from ceiling fan while her son’s body was lying on the floor,” a police official said.

No suicide note has been found but the investigation has been launched to ascertain the reason of this extreme step, he added.

According to the officials, Katara had earlier come to Mehrauli Police Station to lodge a complaint against her in-laws for harassing her for dowry. Later, she called her brother in Kota (Rajasthan) to inform him of her complaint.

Around 3 p.m., police got a call from Katara’s brother, who had been unable to contact his sister. A police team rushed to their home and discovered the bodies.

“The bodies have been sent for post-mortem but it seems that she first strangulated her son, then hung her daughter and herself from the ceiling fan,” a police official said.

Katara had lodged a complaint against her husband Deepak, her brother-in-law and other family members. The couple had married six years ago and were living in a rented accomodation.

Police said that Deepak, a nursing student at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, had been questioned and investigation was under way.

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