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Two children die after being set on fire by mother

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 00:44

Madhubani: In a shocking incident, a woman on Sunday set on fire her two minor children in Bihar`s Madhubani district, a police officer said.

Sulekha Devi of Bhatgawan village set her two children, Kajal Kumari (4) and Krishna Kumar (2), on fire after pouring kerosene oil on them while they were asleep in a room, Babubarhi police station in-charge B K Singh said.

Both children died on the spot, he said, adding the bodies have been sent for post-mortem to a government hospital.

The woman took the extreme step in a fit of rage following a bitter quarrel with her husband Ayodhya Singh over a family-related matter, Singh said.

The woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of her children, the police officer said, adding a probe was on in the incident.

First Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 00:44
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