Woman kills 2-year-old daughter, herself in Karnataka

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KOLAR: A fight with her husband over domestic issues allegedly drove a 24-year-old woman to kill her two-year-old daughter. She committed suicide after that, police said.

Veena strangled daughter Deepthi with a veil and hanged herself using the same veil at her house in Keelukote extension, Kolar, on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Veena of Neelatur in Srinivasapur taluk was married to Santosh, who is a librarian at the Junior College in Sulibele near Bangalore.

The couple, who was staying at Hoskote after marriage, argued frequently over domestic issues. Santosh used to complain that Veena wasn’t doing household chores properly. Elders from both families intervened to bring them together, but the differences remained.

Veena and Deepthi were made to stay with a relative in Kolar so that Veena could learn domestic work better, police said. Family members suggested the couple shift from Hoskote to Kolar as they thought a change in atmosphere would do good to them. Following this, they rented a house a fortnight ago at Keelukote extension.

On Wednesday morning, Veena’s father Beere Gowda and his brother visited the couple in Keelukote and advised the duo to mend their ways. By 3.30pm, Veena allegedly strangled her daughter and hanged herself.

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