Woman kills self, minor children in Rajasthan

A 25-year-old woman committed suicide by immolating herself after she set her two minor children afire at their house, police said on Saturday.

Last Updated: Jun 08, 2013, 15:33 PM IST

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The victim`s husband Rajkumar Mali, was standing outside the house and rushed to rescue them and tried to douse the flames, the SHO said.

They were rushed to a local hospital where the children were declared dead and the woman succumbed to her burn injuries, the SHO said.

Primary investigation indicates that there was some domestic dispute between the couple which led the victim to take the extreme step, he said, adding, that the bodies were handed over to family members after postmortem.