KERALA

Mother, children found dead in well

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 13. A 28-year-old woman and her two children were found dead in a well in the compound of her house at Chenkal in Parassala police station limits on Saturday evening.

The police identified the deceased as Shani, her son, Sonu (2) and five-month-old daughter, Sona. The police suspect the woman to have committed suicide by jumping into the well with her children.

An official said the children had been discharged from the SAT hospital this week after treatment for pneumonia. Shani is survived by her husband, Jaya Singh, a resident of Balaramapuram. The Rural police have registered a case of un-natural death and an investigation was on.

Gun recovered

The Forest department guards today found a muzzle-loading gun in the forest of Neyyar Dam. The gun has been turned over to the Neyyar Dam police. The police have registered a case under the Arms Act. They suspect the gun to have been left behind by poachers. None have been arrested in connection with the incident. A probe was on.

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