Lockdown-induced poverty forces couple to kill their 2 children, themselves in Punjab’s Faridkot


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 17

An accountant at a brick kiln and his wife allegedly committed suicide after killing their two children at Kaler village of Faridkot on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

The deceased belonged to Sikar district of Rajasthan.

In a suicide note, Dharampal blamed COVID-19-driven lockdown for his economic hardship, forcing him to end his life, after killing his family.

In the three-page note, the deceased has also given the details of the of Rs 9 lakh debt he had and of Rs 6.5 lakh that he had given as loan to some persons.



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