Woman attempts suicide after killing husband with lover, childdies

Woman attempts suicide after killing husband with lover, childdies Mumbai, Nov 10 (PTI) A day after a woman and her loverattempted suicide at a lodge in Navi Mumbai, which ended inthe death of her two-year-old daughter, police have booked theduo for murder, an official said.

Liji Kurien (29) and Vahasim Abdul Kadir (35),residents of Kerala, tried to end their lives by consumingpesticides at a lodge in Panvel on Saturday.

'The woman's two-year-old daughter was also force fedpesticides. When lodge staff broke open the door, all threewere lying unconscious. The child died later. The duo are inJJ Hospital,' he said.

Through their identity cards, Panvel police found outfrom their counterparts in Idukki district in Kerala that thetwo had allegedly killed the woman's husband Rijosh on October31.

'They escaped to Mumbai. They tried to kill themselvesafter realising police were closing in on them. Rijosh'sbrother Jijosh approached Panvel police and registered a caseagainst the couple,' he said.

He said probe was underway and statements of Kurienand Kadir will be recorded when doctors treating them give thego-ahead. PTI ZABNM BNM