Two minors poisoned to death in Khagaria

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 13:45

Khagaria: Two minor girls were killed
and another fell seriously ill when their stepmother poisoned
them at Baltara village in Bihar`s Khagaria district, police
said.

Paura police station in-charge Ram Nath Soren said that Runa Devi, the step mother of the girls - Lakshmi
(6), Sarswati (8) and Sweta (2) - had mixed pesticide in their
meal last night following a quarrel with the girls` mother.

While Lakshmi and Saraswati died within hours of
eating meal, Sweta was rushed to a nearby hospital where her
condition was stated to be critical, he said.

The stepmother later confessed and was arrested, Soren
said.

The bodies of the girls have been sent for post
mortem.

Their father Gutti Lal, who works in New Delhi, has
been informed, Soren said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 13:45

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