Woman arrested for poisoning two children

Last Updated: Tue, Mar 23, 2010 15:30 hrs

A woman, who survived a suicide attempt, has been arrested for poisoning her two children, police said Tuesday.

Sonali Sachdev, 31, along with her husband Pramod, a Delhi Jal Board employee, poisoned their two children at their Tilak Nagar home in west Delhi March 20. She survived but her husband and the two children died in a city hospital.

'She has been apprehended on the charge of attempting suicide and murder of her children whom she gave poison and then later consumed it (poison) herself,' Deputy Commissioner of Police (west Delhi) Sharad Aggarwal said.

'She and her husband took this step because there was a financial problem in their household. Further investigations are on,' he added.

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