Bhopal: Irked over wife’s refusal, man poisons kids, self

Irked over his wife’s refusal to come with him, a 38-year-old man tried to end his life in Gunga area, by swallowing poison.
He also fed rat-poison to his two minor sons before consuming it himself on Friday evening. The life of kids was saved as he had informed his wife about his act before passing out.

According to SHO Gunga DP Singh, the accused Karan Singh Lodhi works as a labour in Salamatpur. He is married to Preeti Lodhi of Gunga Kasba area. His wife had come to her parent’s house few days ago for the festival of Holi and Karan Singh had come to take her on Friday, but she refused to come.

She said she would come herself after festival of Bhai Dooj. This irked Karan and he left for Salamatpur with his two sons 3-year-old Mohit and 6-year-old Kartik, on Friday evening. Within few hours, he rang up his wife’s and told her that he has swallowed poison and has also fed it to their two sons. He then fainted in the fields.

As his wife informed others, the villagers rushed to the area he had told about. He was discovered in a field and they took him to a hospital where all of them were admitted. Gunga police also rushed to the spot and after admitting the affected at a hospital, booked the man for trying to kill his two minor sons.

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