Farmer Kills Wife, 3 Daughters Before Hanging Self
Lucknow: In a macabre incident, a family of five members was found dead inside a room in Allahabad, which appears to be a case of the man killing his wife and three daughters and then hanging himself, The Tribune reported.
When the police broke open the room on late Monday night they found the man hanging from the ceiling tied to a sari. The body of the middle daughter six-year old Shivani, with froth around her mouth, was lying on the floor.
The body of the other two daughters – eight-year-old Srishti and three-year-old Sonu were stuffed inside the almirah. The body of the youngest was neatly packed in a suitcase kept inside the almirah.
When the refrigerator was opened the body of the wife Sunita came tumbling out.
Thirty five-year-old Manoj Kushwaha, resident of Pipalgaon in Dhoomanganj area of Allahabad, was a well-to-do farmer who lived with his family, including his father Gulabchand, brother Gopal, sister-in-law Sadhna and his wife and three daughters.
According to his father, Gulabchand when he returned from the fields last evening the television was playing full blast in Manoj’s room, which was locked from inside.
When after repeated knocking the room did not open. A worried Gulabchand called the village Pradahn Ramanand Pal, who summoned the police.
The police broke open the door late at night and inside was this ghastly scene. The police removed all the five bodies, which have been sent for post mortem.
According to SSP Allahabad prima facie it appears that Manoj killed his family and then committed suicide by hanging.
A trace of froth around the mouth of the middle daughter suggests that the Manoj probably poisoned them before killing them most likely by strangulation, claim police sources.
In her statement to the police, the only other person present in the house at the time of the crime, Sadhna, said that the children were seen around the house till noon after which the family retired to their room, which was then locked from inside.
Hearing the loud television playing in the room Sadhna had knocked at her brother-in-law’s door to find out the reason but there had been no response.
In the evening, when her father-in-law and husband returned from the field she told them about the room not opening and the loud television playing.