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Chakradharpur: Man hangs self after throttling two kids

Mail News Service

Chakradharpur, May 11: A 35 year-old man, identified as Mukesh Mahato, committed suicide after killing his two children in Indkanta village under Chakradharpur police station area late Tuesday night.

The three bodies were recovered from Mahato’s house this morning. Cops suspect Mukesh strangulated his 12 year-old son, Sangam Mahato, and nine year-old daughter Manasi Mahato late yesterday night. Sleeping outside with his kids, Mukesh suddenly took the kids inside and killed them. Soon thereafter, he called his father-in-law and told him he had killed his two children and was going to commit suicide. Mukesh switched off his phone after the conversation and ended his life. His wife Sanju Mahato did not get a whiff of his disastrous intentions.

Police suspect domestic strife and mental illness to be the possible causes of the ghastly incident. They sent the bodies to Chakradharpur sub-divisional hospital for autopsy. They said the exact cause of the incident was yet to be found out.

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