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3 siblings die after mother throws them in water tank

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A 6-month-old boy and his two minor sisters died today after being thrown into a water tank allegedly by their mother who herself attempted to commit suicide by jumping into it in Haryana's Jhajjar district.

The 35-year-old woman, identified as Nutan, took the extreme step early today owing to marital discord.

She first pushed her minor daughters, aged 3 and 5, and then her son into the small water tank, which was about 8-foot deep, in their house in Badana village of Jhajjar district and later herself jumped into it.

Before it, the woman rang up police and said that she was fed up with her "husband's habits" and was ending the lives of her children and was going to commit suicide.

On reaching the spot, police found that the children had drowned but the woman was rescued and rushed to PGIMS, Rohtak, where her condition was stated to be serious.

A case under relevant provisions of the has been registered in connection with the incident, police said.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 20:43 IST