The deceased have been identified as  Jamuna Debbarma (25), her son Ankush Debbarma (4) and daughter Jaba Debbarma (7)
The deceased have been identified as Jamuna Debbarma (25), her son Ankush Debbarma (4) and daughter Jaba Debbarma (7)|EastMojo Image
TRIPURA

Tripura: Mother kills children to death, hangs self over ‘poverty’

Three members of a family, including mother and two children died by committing suicide at Shamukh Cherra in Gomati district of Tripura on Friday morning

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: Three members of a family, including two children, were reportedly committed suicide in a remote Shamukh Cherra area under Udaipur sub-division of Gomati district, around 65 Km away from here on Friday.

Speaking with reporters, Gomati district additional superintendent of Police Rajib Nag said that information about the death of three members, including two children of a family, was received by the police on Friday morning.

“We received information that three members of a family, including a mother along with her two children, died this morning by committing suicide at Shamukh Cherra. When Andolan Kishore Debbarma (35), father of these two children, came home after finishing his work in the afternoon and he found his wife in a hanging position and also found the bodies of children on the floor,” Nag said.

Acute poverty might be the cause of the incident. The father has claimed that his children died after consuming pesticide used for his agricultural purpose. He also identified the deceased as Jamuna Debbarma (25), her son Ankush Debbarma (4) and daughter Jaba Debbarma (7).

“We have registered a case and the investigation is on to ascertain the reason behind the death of the three members of the family. Once the report of the autopsy is received the cause of the death will be known,” Nag added.

Earlier in November last year, a couple hanged themselves after poisoning their two children to death in East Barakathal under Simna assembly constituency.

The deceased, Paresh Tati (35) and his wife Sandhani Tati (28), hanged themselves after poisoning their two children -- Bishal Tati and Rupali Tati --- on November 23 last.

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