3 of fam­ily com­mit sui­cide in Karnal

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - PUNJAB & HARYANA - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com n

KARNAL:Three mem­bers of a fam­ily com­mit­ted sui­cide by con­sum­ing a poi­sonous sub­stance at Dod Karsa vil­lage in the dis­trict on Wed­nes­day night.

The de­ceased were iden­ti­fied as Bal­wan Singh, 45, a farmer, his wife Sangeeta, 43, and their daugh­ter Rani (20). The cou­ple’s son Ran­deep, 18, who had also con­sumed poi­son, is strug­gling for life in a pri­vate hospi­tal at Karnal.

The po­lice said the rea­son be­hind the in­ci­dent could not be as­cer­tained yet but in the pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions, it was found that they were “un­der stress due to fam­ily prob­lems”.

The vic­tims were taken to the hospi­tal on Wed­nes­day night af­ter they re­port­edly con­sumed celphos.

Su­nita died in the hospi­tal on Thurs­day morn­ing and Bal­wan around noon. Rani breathed her last late in the evening.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cer Sub­hash Chan­der said the fam­ily mem­bers stated that they were tense be­cause of “some dis­pute” in the fam­ily.

Bu­tana po­lice sta­tion in-charge Harvin­der Singh said

in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on and the po­lice have reg­is­tered a case un­der Sec­tion 174 of CrPC.

The bod­ies of the de­ceased were sent for post­mortem to Kal­pana Chawla Gov­ern­ment Med­i­cal Col­lege.

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