Man poisons family, 3 minor daughters die

Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) A man, said to be an alcoholic, allegedly poisoned his family in Haryana’s Jind, which led to the death of his three minor daughters while his wife and another daughter were battling for life at a hospital, the police said today.

The accused, Kashmiri Ram who is a resident of Bighana village in Jind, allegedly poisoned his family on Tuesday in an inebriated state. He was arrested yesterday, they said.

The three victims who died were in the age group of 7 to 16 years, SHO of Alewa in Jind district Hari Om said.

One of the victims, in her dying statement to police said that her father had forcibly administered the poison to the family, the police official said, adding, “We have registered a case and further investigations are on.

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