Gujarat: man murders three kids; tries to kill lady, paranoia due to infidelity in Aravalli | Ahmedabad Information
ARAVALLI: A man allegedly killed his three underage children and also tried to kill his wife before attempting suicide after a domestic dispute in Gujarat’s Aravalli district, police said on Sunday.
The woman was in critical condition after the incident on Friday evening in the village of Ramad under Meghraj Taluka, it said.
The defendant Jivabhai Dedun was arrested by police on Sunday after trying to end his life, an officer from Isari Police Station said.
The defendant apparently suspected that his wife was having an illicit affair, he said.
On Friday night, the man allegedly attacked his wife with an ax and seriously injured her, the officer said.
Then he allegedly took his two daughters, ages two and a half and eight, and his nine-year-old son and dumped them in a dam near the village, he said, adding that the three bodies were fished on Saturday night.
On Sunday morning, the defendant tried to end his life by hanging himself from a tree near the dam, but some villagers spotted him. They thwarted his suicide attempt and called an ambulance, the officer said.
“The defendant was arrested and hospitalized,” said the officer.
His wife is also being treated in a hospital and her condition is critical, he said. The defendant was on trial under Sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempted murder) of the Indian Criminal Code, he added.