Woman who smothered kids to death booked for murder

Woman who smothered kids to death booked for murder

A woman, who allegedly smothered her two children to death and then attempted suicide by hanging herself at their home in Akola city, was today booked for murder police said.

28-year-old Swati Jain has been booked under sections 302 (murder) and 309 (Attempt to commit suicide) of IPC, they said.

According to police she smothered to death her two children - Tanwi (6) and Tanish (3) - with a pillow at their home in Shastri Nagar area on the night of January 15.

She then inflicted several injuries on herself suspectedly with a sharp blade and later attempted suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan. However, as she could not tie the noose properly, she fell down.

When Swati's husband Ashok Jain (35), who works with a private company here, returned home and did not get any response on ringing the door bell, he broke it open and found his wife lying in a pool of blood.

The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital where she is battling for life, while the bodies of the children have been sent for autopsy.

Though the exact reason behind the incident was yet to be ascertained, sources said the couple had a quarrel on January 14.

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