Widow kills children, commits suicide



Erode (TN): A 64-year-old woman consumed poison after her daughter-in-law drowned her three kids before committing suicide by jumping into a well in the district, police said on Sunday.

Police said a 30-year-old widow, who was cultivating crops on a three acre land taken on lease, allegedly threw her three sons aged four and two-and-half years in a well at Mullamparappu village near here.

She later committed suicide by jumping into the well, police said.

The bodies of the four were fished out later by villagers from the well this morning, police said, adding that on coming to know about the tragedy, the 64-year-old mother-in-law of the widow, who was staying with them, also committed suicide by consuming poison.

PTI