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Woman hacks kids, immolates herself

Lucknow: A woman immolated herself after allegedly hacking to death her two children over a dispute with her husband in Hamirpur district, officials said here.

The woman, identified as Bati, a resident of Karahi village, around 350 kms from here, hacked her two sons Pankaj (4) and one and a half-year-old Piyush with an axe and later torched herself, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Brij Lal told reporters.

He said that Bati died en route to the hospital.

The incident occured when Bati’s husband Santosh had gone out to meet his relatives in Chitrakoot district.