Mother Kills Children In Kashmir

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Srinagar: In a horrific act, a woman in Anantnag district of south Kashmir killed her two children before grievously injuring herself “to teach her husband a lesson”, police claimed on Thursday.

According to a police statement, Ruqiya Begam took the extreme step on January 13 in Khatti Larnoo village of Kokernag. The two children – Imran Wagay, 4 and his sister Chandni, 2  were killed and the mother was also found injured.

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“After killing her children, she attempted to commit suicide with the same weapon of offence,” the statement read. “In pursuance to this case the investigation was taken up by a special investigating team.

“She (mother) wanted to teach a lesson to her husband by killing the children as she suspected that her husband had an extra-marital affair with a woman in her neighbourhood,” the statement further read.

The investigation was going on and the SIT was meticulously looking for evidence and reasons behind the “heinous crime”.