Mumbai, Apr 5: A woman on Monday, April 2, tried to kill herself after feeding rat poison to her two sons in Mumbai’s Powai area. The woman, according to the reports, was fed up with the domestic abuse she was going through at the hands of her husband and mother-in-law. All the three were taken to a nearby hospital and are reported out of danger.
The woman has been identified as 43-year-old Alka Waghmare. Waghmare fed a soft drink laced with rat poison to her two sons — Arihant (4) and Archiman (5). She later consumed the drink to kill herself, the police said. All the three were taken to Sion hospital and are said to be out of danger.
Alka Waghmare, who works at a mall in Powai, had married Pravin seven years ago and had two sons with him. According to the reports, Waghmare’s husband and mother-in-law started abusing her mentally and physically soon after the wedding.
Alka, the police said, had an argument with her mother-in-law on Saturday. After which, she bought rat poison and mixed it in a soft drink. She first made his sons drink the poison and then consumed it herself.