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Jharkhand: Woman jumps into well with kids; 3 children die

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After a fight with her husband, a woman jumped into a well with three children, woman rescued after 7 hours

After a fight with her husband, a woman jumped into a well with three children, woman rescued after 7 hours

Seraikela (Kharswan): Three children died after their mother jumped into a well taking them along, following a family quarrel in Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharswan district, police said on Monday.

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The woman, identified as Puja Mahato, was rescued by villagers and taken to a community health centre in Kharswan.

Puja, a resident of Lohardaga district, had an altercation with her husband over a visit to her parent's place on Saturday.

The woman taking her three children along jumped into the well when her husband left for Ranchi for some work, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Seraikela) Dilip Khalko said.

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The three minors, identified as Komal Kumari (9), Ananya Mahato (5) and Aryan Mahato, were killed and Puja was rescued, the SDPO said.

A police team rushed to the spot on receiving the information and recovered the bodies in the evening, he said, adding that the woman was shifted to a nearby hospital.

The bodies have been sent to a hospital for post-mortem examinations, the officer added. 

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