Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Mar 29:
A woman and her minor son are struggling for life at SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) in Odisha’s Cuttack while her youngest son succumbed after the woman poisoned her two sons and attempted suicide late on yesterday night.
According to sources, a woman in Baselisahi under Paikasahi area in Puri served dinner to her sons last night in which she had mixed poison. Later, she also took the poisoned food. When neighbours came to know about this, they rushed the trio to district headquarters hospital in the holy town.
While the youngest son Chagala Parida (9) succumbed on his way to the hospital, the mother-son duo was admitted to the government-run hospital in a critical condition. The duo was shifted to SCBMCH in the wee hours today as their condition became critical.
As per the neighbours, the woman identified as Basanti Parida was at odds with her husband since last few years. The husband wasn’t supported his family financially as a result of which she was in debt to meet the daily needs of her family. The couple had a fight last morning too.
“We will file a U/D (unnatural death) case and have begun investigation into the case. Investigation will reveal that under what circumstances she took the extreme step,” a police officer said.