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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Angul, Sep 11:

Local police today arrested the mother of three children who drowned the trio in a well before attempting suicide at Gurujang village in Odisha’s Angul district yesterday.

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Kishorenagar police arrested the woman identified as Sobhangini Behera who had allegedly pushed her three minor boys into the well yesterday. She had also jumped into the well. However, she was rescued.

According to reports, the woman was hiding near the village temple after giving a slip to the police yesterday post the tragic incident.

The three minor boys—Rahul (5), Rohit (4) and Rohan (1)—were rushed to Kishorenagar Community Health Centre. But, were declared dead on arrival.

It is suspected that the woman might have resorted to this extreme step due to hardships faced by her post her husband Binod’s arrest.

Binod was arrested few months ago on charges of contraband peddling. Since then, she was managing the household affairs. As she was the lone breadwinner, she was finding it difficult to meet the ends. That might have pushed her to end the lives, sources added.

Meanwhile, police are interrogating the woman to ascertain under what circumstances she took to such extreme step.