Bhopal, Feb 6 (PTI) A dalit woman and her fourchildren committed suicide by jumping into a dam following afamily quarrel in Betul district, 160 km from here, policesaid.
Kalwati (32), who lived in Padhar area under Kotwalipolice station, took the extreme step after she was thrashedby her husband Dunda Atola Mehra (40), Betul Superintendentof Police Ramlal Prajpati told PTI on phone today.
He said that Dunda had thrashed Kalwati yesterdayalleging that she had an illicit relationship with anotherman.
After Dunda went to sleep last night, Kalwati alongwith her twin daughters Archana and Sadhana (11) and two sonsPrakash (10) and Akash (6) went to the nearby dam on riverPataha and jumped into it, the SP said.
The husband came to know about their disappearance onlyin the morning. The police were informed and the bodies werefished out from the dam.
"We have sent the bodies for postmortem and recordedDunda''s statement," the SP said.