A woman committed suicide along with her three children by jumping into a well at Parasapur village in Shirahatti taluk of Gadag district on Wednesday

The police gave the names of the deceased as Nivedita Shrikanth Iliger (28), Kavya (7), Poornima (6) and one-and-a-half-year-old Sujan.

According to Nivedita’s mother, who is the elder sister of Shrikanth Iliger, Shrikanth’s relationship with another women forced Nivedita to take the extreme step. Shrikanth ran a fabrication shop at Parasapur and also did dairy farming.

Nivedita jumped into the well at the farmhouse of Shankaragouda Patil. Superindent of Police D. Sharanappa, Deputy Superintendent of Police Vijaykumar Dambal, Shirahatti Police Inspector Shrinivas Meti and Sub Inspector Revappa Kattimani visited the spot. Fire services personnel from Laxmeshwar recovered the bodies. Mr. Kattimani said a case had been registered and Shrikanth Kattimani had been taken into custody for interrogation.

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