Woman sets ablaze herself, 3 daughters

A woman immolated herself after setting afire her three daughters, including a five-month old baby, following an argument with her husband in Lohata area in the district today.

Premila, 28, and her husband had a fight this morning over monetary issues, after which the latter left the house for work, police said.

In a fit of rage, she doused kerosene oil on herself and her three daughters -- Payal, 5, Shagun, 6, and five-month old baby -- and set them on fire before immolating herself.

After hearing the daughters' cries for help, her neighbours rushed to their rescue. However, they could save only Payal, while the other three had succumbed.  

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