A young couple allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves after poisoning their two kids to death at Sadhu Bairagi Para in western Tripura
Police said Paresh Tanti, 32, and his wife Sandhya Tanti, 28, first poisoned two of their children — Bishal Tanti, 9 and Rupali Tanti, 5 — to death.
After that both of killed themselves by hanging from a tree nearby their thatched house.
West Tripura (Rural) ASP Amitava Paul said the reason behind the deaths is yet to be ascertained.
However, local people said that abject poverty is the cause of the suicide.
“They took this extreme step as they were in heavy debt,” said a local.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and further investigation is on.
In two separate incidents, two youths – Rakesh Das, 22 and Keshab Das, 38, were killed at Katakhal on the outskirts of Agartala and Konaban in western Tripura late on Friday night.