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

Photo for representation. iStock

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.

Top Stories

New road in Nathu La sector opened, will bolster defence

New road in Nathu La sector opened, will bolster defence

Want peace, but won’t cede an inch: Rajnath

All citizens in India to get free COVID-19 vaccine: Union Minister

All citizens in India to get free COVID-19 vaccine: Union Minister

The announcement during Bihar polls has kicked up a row with...

US welcomes India’s rise as a leading regional and global power

US welcomes India’s rise as a leading regional and global power

Says the US is looking forward to working closely with India...

Cities

View All