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Love-sick Indian woman throws daughters into river, elopes with lover

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PATNA: A love-struck woman in Bihar threw her two daughters into a flooded river before fleeing with her lover, police said today.

The incident took place near Chandpura village in central Bihar’s Begusarai district on Tuesday, sending shock waves in the areas and sparking off protests.

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Witnesses said the woman, wife of Suresh Sharma from Rachiyahi village under Matihani police station, reached the bank of Budi Gandak river with her two daughters aged four and two, and threw them into the turbulent river before fleeing with her lover on a bike.

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Reports said the hearing the sound of something being thrown into the river, the local fishermen rushed in that direction and saved both the girls.

The girls were handed over to their parents after being administered first aid at a local hospital.

The woman was currently staying with her parents at Sisauni village after her in-law’s house came in the grip of flood. It was during her stay with her parents that she fell in love with a local youth.

“We have registered a case and are investigating the matter,” a local police official said today.

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