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Mother poisons children, tries to commit suicide
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 RAHA, March 20 - A uneasy calm has been prevailing here after a 30-year-old woman allegedly poisoned her two children before attempting suicide at her residence at Bamunia Gaon here on Sunday night.

According to police, the women, identified as Sadhani Das, poisoned her son Ratan (7) and daughter Rupamoni (5), before consuming it herself. Her husband Ranjit Das, a security guard, has been working in Hyderabad since the past two years.

Neighbours said on Monday morning, when they did not see any member of the Das family outside, they went to her house to give them a call, but they found the door locked from inside and left the place thinking the trio to be asleep. However, as the day progressed, seeing no one coming out, the neighbours peeped through the window to find Sadhani lying on the bed with her son. But they could not see the daughter with them.

Later, the neighbours informed the police, who broke open the door and found the son dead. The mother was immediately rushed to Nagaon Civil Hospital in a critical condition.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Sadhani had poisoned her children first and later consumed poison herself.

Police search operation for the missing daughter is still on. The SDRF team has also joined the search operation in the nearby Kolong, suspecting that the mother could have thrown her daughter into the river before attempting suicide.

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