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3 out of 4 children dead after mother sets them ablaze, kills herself in UP

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A woman killed herself allegedly after tying the hands and legs of her four children and setting them following a dispute with her husband, police said Saturday.

Three of the children died and one child is battling for life, they said.

The incident took place Friday afternoon in Amgaav village in neighbouring district in the Raath Police Station area.

of Police (Hamirpur) Hemraj Meena said, "There was a dispute between Premwati alias Sukho (28) and her husband. After this, she tied hands and legs of her children (7), (5), (3) and (1) and sprinkled kerosene on them and set them After this she also set herself on fire."

Meena said died on the spot and died at the community health centre. Premwati, and were referred to where Premwati and died, he said.

is currently undergoing treatment and is in a critical condition, he said.

The SP said the bodies were sent for post-mortem examination, and instructions were issued to probe the matter.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 14:25 IST