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Lucknow: Man kills wife, 2 children in house, lives with their bodies for three days

Lucknow crime: The incident came to light only after a foul smell started emanating from the house where the three decomposed bodies were found.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 Lucknow Published on: April 01, 2024 10:49 IST
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Image Source : FILE Picture for representational purposes

In a shocking incident, a man allegedly strangled his wife and two children and kept them inside the house for almost two days, police said. According to reports, police arrested Ramlagan Gautam on Sunday on charges of killing his wife Jyoti, 30, and children Payal and Anand, aged six and three. As per preliminary investigation, Gautam killed his wife and children on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

DCP (South) Tej Swaroop Singh told reporters that Ramlagan Gautam, a native of Balrampur district, lived in a rented house in an area under the Bijnaur Police Station jurisdiction. He said the murders were detected Sunday afternoon, when the house's owner, Dhirendra Kumar, who lived nearby, visited it.

"There was a foul smell emanating from the house. The landlord immediately went outside Ramlagan's room on the first floor. When he peeped inside through a window, he saw Jyoti's body lying on the ground. He immediately informed the police," said Singh. Police have sent the bodies for post-mortem examination. They are yet to ascertain the motive behind the killings.

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