Motihari, July 20: A woman along with her three daughters allegedly committed suicide in Bihar's East Champaran district, a police officer said today.
The incident took place in Rajpur panchayat's Bahuara village yesterday when apparently fed up with frequent quarrels in the family, Prema Devi (45) consumed poison before forcing her daughters Amrita Kumari (20), Guddan Kumari (18) and Guddu Kumari (16) to consume the substance, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mundrika Prasad said.
While Guddan and Guddi died at home, their mother and the elder daughter succumbed to poisoning during treatment at a government hospital late last night, he said.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem, Prasad said. Meanwhile, Prema Devi's brother Prabhunath Pandey has lodged a complaint charging his brother-in-law Raghunath Ojha with the murder of his sister and daughters by poisoning them, the DSP said, adding a probe was on in the matter.