Ghaziabad, July 17 (IANS) A woman on Wednesday committed suicide by setting herself afire along with two of her children in the city’s Murad Nagar locality, police said.
The police said the woman, Deepa alias Guddi (32), a resident of Preet Vihar colony of Murad Nagar, reportedly doused herself and her two kids in kerosene. When the neighbours reported the matter to the police, the SHO, Circle Officer Sadar and Tehsildar Magistrate Modi Nagar reached the spot.
The police then rushed all the three critically injured to a nearby hospital where Deepa and her daughter Reena (8) were declared brought dead. Deepa’s son Lalit (5) is reported to be in a very critical state, said Superintendent Police (Rural) Naresh Kumar Jadon.
“There is a complete chaos in the locality. The case appears to be related to domestic violence. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem,” said Jadon.