Agartala: A couple reportedly hanged themselves after poisoning their two children to death in East Baratkathal under Simna assembly constituency recently.
Police are yet trying to find the exact cause behind the drastic step taken by the couple but locals allege that the dup were reportedly suffering from massive financial constraints. Due to lack of work and food, they allegedly poisoned the children and, later, hanged themselves in a tree beside their home.
According to reports obtained from locals, the deceased couple identified as Paresh Tanti (35) and his wife Sandhani Tanti (28) were in debt after they bought a piece of land for Rs 1,20,000 from Prashana Debbarma. Later, Paresh gave a part of his land on rent for Rs 7,000 to Pada Debbarma for ganja plantation. Later, when Prashana came to know about the illegal plantation of cannabis in the land, Prashana chopped off some of the trees.