Gurugram, November 27
A woman allegedly killed her four daughters by slitting their throat before trying to kill herself at Piproli village of Nuh district in the early hours today.
The accused, identified as Farmeena, is in a critical condition. A case of murder has been registered against her. Her husband Khurshid alleged that Farmeena killed the girls and then attempted suicide. The deceased were identified as Muskan (6), Miskina (4), Alshifa (3) and four-month-old Arbina.
While the police said they were probing the case from various angles, sources claimed that it was the mother’s frustration over not being able to bear a male child that drove her to commit such ghastly act.
They said Khurshid was Farmeena’s second husband. She had a daughter from her previous marriage. Villagers said the couple had a tiff a month ago following which Farmeena allegedly threatened to kill her daughters. Vivek Chaudhary, DSP, Punhana, said: “We have booked Farmeena on the basis of prima facie evidence and her husband’s complaint. A kitchen knife was used to kill the girls.” The incident has shocked the villagers. — OC