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Mother of 5 throws children into river in Uttar Pradesh

In a shocking incident on Sunday, a woman threw her five children into the Ganga river in Jeghangirabad in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi district

Written by: India TV News Desk Lucknow Updated on: April 13, 2020 17:36 IST
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(Corrigendum: An earlier version of this news article claimed that the woman had thrown her five children into the river due to the non-availability of food. However, fact-checking website Factly found out that claim to be inaccurate. It has now been established that the woman threw her children into the river after having a fight with her husband. The article has now been revised with updated facts. The inconvenience to readers is regretted).

In a shocking incident on Sunday, a woman threw her five children into the Ganga river in Jeghangirabad in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi district. As soon as the police were informed, senior police officials reached the spot and divers were pressed into service to locate the children. The woman has been arrested and police officials said that she seemed mentally unsound.

While news agency IANS, citing sources, had originally claimed that the woman was forced to take the drastic measure due to non-availability of food, fact-checking website Factly later established that a fight with her husband drove the woman to throw her own children into the river.

The local police also stepped in to debunk the original news article.

"Our priority is to rescue the children as soon as possible, We will carry out other investigations later," said a police official.

(The original news article, as reported by IANS, was found to be factually inaccurate. It has now been revised. The error is regretted).

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