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Man poisons family, 3 minor daughters die

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A man, said to be an alcoholic, allegedly poisoned his family in Haryana's Jind, which led to the death of his three minor daughters while his wife and another daughter were battling for life at a hospital, the police said today.

The accused, who is a resident of Bighana village in Jind, allegedly poisoned his family on Tuesday in an inebriated state. He was arrested yesterday, they said.

The three victims who died were in the age group of 7 to 16 years, SHO of Alewa in district said.

One of the victims, in her dying statement to police said that her father had forcibly administered the poison to the family, the said, adding, "We have registered a case and further investigations are on.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 15:55 IST