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Siwan villager in Bihar kills four children by gunfire

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A man, in his 40s, allegedly shot dead his three sons and a daughter in Belha village in Bihar’s Siwan district, police said Tuesday.

His wife and another daughter managed to escape but were injured in the incident, police said.

Police said the incident took place when defendant Awdesh Chaudhry returned home from the market and suddenly took a sharp-edged weapon and attacked his three sons, Abhishek Kumar (14), Mukesh Kumar, (10) Bhola Kumar (12). ), two daughters, Jyoti Kumar (18), Anjali Kumari (14) and his wife Rita Devi.

Police said Chaudhay’s three sons and a daughter died at the scene, while his wife and Anjali managed to escape the scene. They are in treatment at Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH).

Deputy Assistant Inspector (ASI) Shashi Bhushan Kumar said: “I learned about the incident around 12:15 pm, after which I detained Awdesh.”

The police officer said that during the investigation, it emerged that the defendant had recently discontinued the medications he had been taking for mental illness.

In his confessional statement to the police, the accused said: “On my way back home, I felt as if something entered my body and forced me to kill my family. When I regained consciousness, I didn’t even realize that I had murdered them. “

The defendant also claimed to have “called the district judge and the police superintendent” after committing the crime and was overwhelmed with guilt but “no one answered.”

The police have registered a case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Meanwhile, the house has been sealed and forensic experts from Muzaffarpur have been summoned for further investigations, police said.

(with contributions from the agency)

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