Woman hacks two daughters to death, tries to commit suicide

Latehar (Jharkhand): A woman allegedly axed her three minor daughters to death and attempted to commit suicide at Banri village in Latehar district after an altercation with her husband, the police said today.

Asha Singh (35), hacked her daughters aged between seven and thirteen years, to death on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday and then jumped into a nearby well, Superintendent of Police Anup Birtharay said here.

The woman, who was rescued by relatives and villagers, told the police she was subject to taunts by her husband Sudama Singh for unable to bear a male child and that he used to accused her of having illicit relationship.

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