A woman and her three children are struggling for life following a suicide attempt here on Saturday night. Mallika (26), wife of Narayanan (30), a casual worker of Vadakku Tamaraikulam near Kanyakumari, took this extreme step as she could not repay loans borrowed from her neighbours. She consumed a pesticide after administering it to her three children — Siva (6), Niwas (4) and Mathees (2). On seeing them unconscious, their neighbours admitted them in a private hospital. Based on a complaint lodged by Amudha, the mother of Mallika, a case was registered.

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