While two sons have died, the woman and her daughter are struggling for life.
According to information, the incident has occurred at Mendhasala Binjhagiri under the Chandaka police station limits on the city outskirts. One Janakai Gagarai, a daily wager, fed her children poison and then ate the same toxin matter to commit suicide. While the four were groping in pain, neighbours took them to the Capital Hospital. However, doctors declared the two sons dead. Janaki and her daughter have been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack in critical conditions.
The reason behind taking such a heinous step in life is yet to be known. Locals said Janaki had been staying with her brother-in-law following her husband’s death a few months back.
While the incident has shocked the people of the locality, the Chandaka police have reached the spot and started investigation.