Hunger forces Mother with 3 Children to commit sucide in India
India is one of the fastest growing economy of the world, and statistically it is proven beyond logic. But when a woman attempts suicide with her three children and reason is hunger then it raises serious questions about this model of development.
Laxmi Devi, from industrial city of Bokaro in one of the most backward States of North India, attempted to commit suicide with her three children after going hungry for seven consecutive days.
People saved Laxmi but they were unable to save two daughter aged 8 and 5 years and one Six-month old boy.
Three children drowned today when their mother jumped in a well with them to allegedly commit suicide after going hungry for seven days at a village in Jharkhand's Bokaro district, police said.
"34-year-old Laxmi Devi, a resident of Harlagora village, lost her two daughters, aged 8 and 5 years, and a six-month- old son after she jumped with them into the well," SP Saket Kumar Singh said.
The woman attempted to commit suicide as she had nothing to feed her children for last one week, he said.
"The villagers rescued Laxmi Devi but the children drowned. The bodies were fished out of the well," the SP said.
On August 15 India celebrated its 63rd independence day, and Prime Minister took credit of eliminating hunger from all parts of country, but death of three children certainly creates doubt about the effectiveness of all such program run by the Government.