Phagwara, Aug 13 (PTI) A woman allegedly killed her two daughters by throwing them into a pond in village Kishanpur near Chaheru here and then tried to end her own life, the police said.
She tried to hang herself to a tree with a dupatta but the branch could not bear her weight, Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Lakhvir Singh said.
Before she could make the second attempt, the village watchman noticed it and raised an alarm, he said.
However, her two daughters, aged 3 and 1, did not survive, he said.
The woman was arrested and was booked under section 302 (pertaining to murder) of the IPC, the SHO said.
He said the woman belonged to Tejpur in Assam.
Her husband had allegedly deserted her a few days ago on the pretext that the two girls were not his daughters, the woman told the police, Singh said.
Upset at his action, the woman allegedly threw her daughters into village pond where they drowned, he said.
The bodies were bought to civil hospital for post-mortem, the police said.
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