Lockdown-induced poverty forces couple to kill their 2 kids, themselves in Punjab's Faridkot

The deceased belonged to Sikar district of Rajasthan

Lockdown-induced poverty forces couple to kill their 2 kids, themselves in Punjab's Faridkot

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Tribune News Service

Faridkot, October 17

An accountant at a brick kiln and his wife allegedly committed suicide after killing their two children at Kaler village of Faridkot on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

The deceased belonged to Sikar district of Rajasthan.

In a suicide note, Dharampal blamed Covid-driven lockdown for his economic hardship, forcing him and his wife to end their lives after killing their kids.

In the three-page note, he gave details of the of Rs 9-lakh debt he had and of Rs 6.5 lakh that he had given as loan to others.

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