Man gives poison-laced food to wife and two children, later attempts suicide

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BENGALURU: A man attempted suicide after giving poison to his wife and two children at Konanakunte in the city on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Vijaya (28), Nisha (7) and Deeksha (5).

Nagendra mixed poison in the dinner on Wednesday and gave it to his wife and children. After consuming it, they died. Nagendra later attempted suicide by slitting his hand. However, neighbours broke down the door and  shifted him to a hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

Nagendra laced the dinner with poison, leading his wife Vijaya and children Nisha and Deeksha’s deaths. He then attempted suicide.

A case has been registered at Konankunte police station. The police visited the spot and have taken up further investigation.

Vijaya’s mother said Nagendra harassed her for money.

“Nagendra harassed my daughter and grandchildren. My daughter worked in a medical store and he harassed her for money. We lived nearby, and after work, she would to come to our house, where she spent some time watching TV serials before going back to her house. I don’t know what happened on Wednesday night”, said Vijaya’s mother.

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