Nabarangpur: In yet another example of the terrible consequences of poverty, a woman poisoned all her three children, including a two-year old boy, before poisoning herself in Dunguriguda village under Kosagumuda block in this poverty-stricken district.
The deceased lady has been identified as the wife of Dhaniram Harijan of Dunguriguda.
From circumstantial evidence, police suspect that before consuming insecticide, Mahajan’s wife fed the same to her two daughters, aged between eight and six, and her so, the youngest of her three children.
While all the three died on the spot, she screamed in pain and was rushed to Kosagumuda hospital for treatment. After battling for life for a few hours, she breathed her last at the hospital.
Kosagumuda police has started investigation into the matter.
Neighbours of Mahajan said the family was going through a debilitating financial crisis for quite some time.