Woman kills two kids, attempts suicide

Mar 26, 2013, 10:12 IST | Agencies

A woman in Russia has allegedly killed her two small children and subsequently attempted suicide, police said.

The bodies of a three-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy were discovered by police in Troitskoye village in Kalmykia region.

Police said the killings may be linked to a recent court verdict in which the woman's husband was found not guilty of sexually abusing one of her children.

Police said the 24-year old woman survived her suicide attempt and that medics were fighting to save her life.

The case mirrors an incident in June, when a resident in the Moscow region town of Dolgoprudny killed her two small sons by throwing them from a balcony on the 15th floor.

The woman, Galina Ryabkova, was declared insane and committed to a psychiatric clinic for treatment.

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