Upset with husband’s extramarital affair, Odisha woman ‘pushes’ her two kids into well, die

Upset with frequent quarrels with her husband over an extramarital affair, a woman allegedly killed her two children by pushing them into a well in Kandhamal district of Odisha, according to the police. Her condition is stated to be stable. 

After having quarrelled with her husband Rajesh Patra, Bhagyalaxmi, a resident of Raikia Block in the Kandhamal district, had left home with her five-year old son and 9-year old daughter on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday morning, when Rajesh searched for them, found his wife near the well and was shocked to learn that Bhagyalaxmi pushed their two kids into the well. With the help of local fire service personnel, police have recovered the dead bodies from the well.

“The condition of the woman is stable. We suspect Bhagyalaxmi had pushed the kids into the well. This incident is the fallout of a family dispute. Further investigation is on,” said a police officer.