Woman kills herself after poisoning her children

August 6th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS  

Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) A woman poisoned her two children before hanging herself in this Uttar Pradesh town, police said Wednesday. Sanjeev Choudhary, a banker, reached home Tuesday evening to find his wife Sudheera hanging from the ceiling and his two children lying dead on the bed.

Superintendent of Police B.P. Ashok said Sudheera, in her early 30s, had poisoned her children - two-year-old Bittoo and 11-year-old Akanksha. She then hit them on the head with a hammer to ensure they were dead.

After that, she slit her wrist and tried to blow herself up by setting a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder on fire. However, since that did not work, she finally hanged herself with a piece of cloth from a hook in the ceiling.

Ashok said Sudheera had left a suicide note saying that she was taking this extreme step since she was frustrated with life and with her husband.

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