In Rajasthan’s Barmer district, a 30-year-old man poisoned his four minor daughters and dumped them in a 13 feet water tank before taking poison himself.
The person is identified as Pukharam a resident of Poshal village in Barmer’s area. He was saved by civilians when they saw him jumping in the water tank.
According to reports, Pukharam is believed to be in depression after the demise of his wife who died five months ago. His wife died due to Covid-19 infection. After the death of her wife, the minor girls were taken to his in-law’s house.
According to police, Pukharam was worried about the upbringing of her daughters for which he approached his in-laws to marry his sister-in-law with him.
“All the four girls drowned in the tank. Their bodies were shifted to the mortuary at a nearby hospital while Pukharam was admitted to the district hospital. The bodies were handed over to the family after postmortem,” said SHO.
On Friday, Pukharam brought his daughters from his in-law’s place to his village. Late at night, he gave them poison. After they lost consciousness, he dumped them in a water tank.
Later, he consumed insecticide to kill himself. He took the step because he was angry over his in-laws’ refusal to get him married to his sister-in-law, according to the police.
The age and name of the girls are identified as Vasundhara (1.5), Lakshmi (3), Noji (5), and jeeyo.
Pukharam in his statement confessed that he had committed a crime. Bodies of the girls were given to the family after conducting a post mortem.