Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Betnoti, May 22:
Quarrel turned tragic in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district as three members of a family attempted suicide by consuming poison where one was killed and two others were battling for life.
As per reports, 33-year-old Manguli had a quarrel with her stepson Krushnachandra (16) this morning. While the squabble lingered for hours, an exasperated Manguli took her two minor kids – Manoj (8) and Kuni (11) – along with her to the village funeral ground this afternoon.
The mother of two offered pesticide-laced biscuits to her children and she too consumed the poisonous substance near the place where her husband Sunaram Singh was cremated.
While Manguli and Manoj started vomiting and lost consciousness, Kuni rushed to the village to inform about it.
The villagers hurried to the spot and rushed the trio to Betnoti Community Health Centre.
Attending doctor Pradeep Kumar Kar declared Manoj dead on arrival. Later, the mother-daughter duo was shifted to District Headquarters Hospital in Baripada for treatment.
The condition of the duo is stated to be critical.
It may be mentioned here that Sunaram had married Manguli after his first wife predeceased him. However, he also died after some years of his marriage with Manguli.
The incident took place at Chailasa village of Durgapur panchayat under Morada block in the district.