Woman along with 3 kids jumps into well

A woman allegedly pushed all her three children into a well and later committed suicide by jumping into the same well in a field at Hadi Basavanna, a small hamlet, behind seismology centre near Sharana Sirasagi village, on the outskirts of the city on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as Jayashri Godake (35) and her children Pavitra, (12), Sunil (10) and Anil (6). Incidentally, the well is located in the land owned by Jayashri’s father Mahadevappa Jambare.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Farahatabad ASI Sharanagouda Patil said, the incident came to light on Sunday night. “The body of Jayashri was retrieved at around 1:00 am on Monday and has already been shifted to District Hospital in Kalaburagi. However, the bodies of the children were retrieved from the well on Monday morning and afternoon.”

The fire brigade personnel drained the water from the well to retrieve the bodies. The bodies of the children were later shifted to the district hospital in a tractor.

Jayashri, daughter of Mahadevappa and Ratnabai Jambare, residents of Sharana Sirasagi, was married to Basavaraj Godake, a resident of Teerth in Aland taluk around 16 years ago. Jayashri’s children Pavitra and Sunil were studying in a school in Kalaburagi while Anil was studying in a school in the village.

Patil said that Godake, a habitual drinker, used to harass his wife and even beat her. Dejected, she might have taken the extreme step, he added.

Mahadevappa owns around ten acres of land and a house at Hadi Basavanna. The family, which had dug a well in the farm land, was residing in the village for the past few months.

Sources in the family said, Jayashri had been staying in her father’s house in Hadi Basavanna for the past two months.

On Sunday, she along with her children had left the house on the pretext of getting vegetables from the farm. However, she took the extreme step. A case has been registered by Farahatabad police station.

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