3 of family commit suicide in Karnal
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.