Woman sets self, 4 chil­dren on fire

The Asian Age - - Front Page - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Luc­know: A woman tied the hands and feet of her four chil­dren and set them on fire be­fore im­mo­lat­ing her­self too. The in­ci­dent took place in Hamir­pur af­ter the woman had a dis­pute with her hus­band. The woman and three chil­dren died but one child is bat­tling for life.

A woman tied the hands and feet of her four chil­dren and set them on fire be­fore im­mo­lat­ing her­self too. The in­ci­dent took place in Raath in Hamir­pur af­ter the woman had a dis­pute with her hus­band. The woman and three chil­dren died but one child is bat­tling for life. SP Hamir­pur, Hem­raj Meena, said, “There was a dis­pute be­tween Premwati, 28, and her hus­band. She tied hands and legs of her chil­dren Sapna, 7, Prashant, 5, Sneha, 3, and Divyansh, 1, and sprin­kled kerosene on them and set them ablaze. Af­ter this she also set her­self on fire.” Divyansh died on the spot and Sapna died at the com­mu­nity health cen­tre. Premwati, Prashant and Sneha were re­ferred to Jhansi Med­i­cal Col­lege where Premwati and Sneha died dur­ing treat­ment. Prashant is cur­rently un­der­go­ing treat­ment and is in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion. The SP said the bod­ies have been sent for post- mortem ex­am­i­na­tion and fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der­way.

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