Woman throws three kids into well, jumps to her death

Mumbai: A 28-year-old woman, who was 'harassed by her in-laws' for money, allegedly threw her three minor children into a well and then jumped into it, in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday.

Priyanka Balaji Wankhede, a resident of Betsavangi village in Nanded district, ended her life after pushing her sons Pratik (three), Kapil (five) and daughter Sakshi (seven) into a well, near the village on Monday, an official from Sonkhed police station told PTI.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

"Her brother told police that her in-laws were harassing her and pestering her to bring one lakh from her parents," the official said.

Priyanka's husband Balaji Wankhede, father-in-law Ganpat Wankhede and mother-in-law Lilavati Wankhede have been arrested, police said.

A case has been registered under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 498 (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of IPC, he said.

The three accused were produced before a local court on Tuesday, which remanded them in police custody for five days, he said.

Priyanka, who got married nine years back, was cremated along with her children yesterday on a single pyre.

Updated Date: May 25, 2016 17:24 PM

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