Woman smothers two daughters, hangs self

Woman smothers two daughters, hangs self

The elder girl, Priyanka (6), a first standard student of Stella Maris Convent, survived but is battling for life at a private hospital in Seshadripuram.

According to police, Chitra had left a death note, scribbled in one of her daughter's notebooks, “begging for forgiveness.” Addressed to none in particular, the letter states: “I love my husband, I have killed my children and no one is responsible for the act.”
Chitra was married to Sreedhar of Dharanamapet near Gudiyattam in Tamil Nadu eight years ago and the couple began living in the City.

Sreedhar was working with his father-in-law, who was a distributor of bottle water.
A shocked Sreedhar told Deccan Herald, "On December 22, I left for Gudiyattam and around 8.20 pm, Wednesday night, I called my wife and she sounded normal. She was happy that I was arriving on Thursday morning.”

On his arrival in the morning, his knocks on the doors of his house elicited no response.
 ”When I peeped through the window, I saw Chitra hanging from the ceiling. I ran to neighbours for help. With the help of police, we broke open the door, entered the house and saw my two children lying on the bed.”

Incidentally, two days ago, an auto driver, who was living two houses away from Chitra’s, had committed suicide.

The police have booked a case of murder against the dead woman and are waiting to record Raghavi's statements as part of the investigation.

Housewives end lives

Two more housewives committed suicide by hanging on Thursday.

The Channammanakere Achukattu police said they suspected Savitha (26), a resident of Poornaprajna Layout, of ending her life out of depression, as she was struggling with a debt, and used to be fighting with her family members.  

Shobha (30), wife of a vegetable vendor in Lal Bahadur Shastri Layout in HAL police station jurisdiction was the third woman to have hanged herself on Thursday.