Etawah: A woman allegedly killed her two minor sons before attempting suicide here, police said on Sunday.

Prabha Devi, 30, hanged her two sons, aged eight and ten years old, from the ceiling on Saturday night. Both the boys died on the spot. She then tried to hang herself but the rope gave away and she fell on the floor, the police said adding that Prabha was rushed to the hospital, where her condition was stated to be out of danger.

The woman’s husband is an army man and posted in Jammu and Kashmir, police said adding that the reason behind the extreme step could not be ascertained.