A woman has been accused of poisoning her three children and killing them following a heated argument with her husband in Ghazipur district, Uttar Pradesh, India on Monday, Aug. 15.

The woman, a 35-year-old woman identified as Sunita Yadav, reportedly erupted into a confrontation with her husband Baleshwar Yadav on Saturday, Aug. 13, over domestic issues. Two days after the fight with her husband, on Monday, Aug. 15, she allegedly poisoned her three children: 11-year-old Bubby alias "Himanshu," 8-year-old Priyanshu alias "Piyush," and a 7-year-old daughter Divyanshi, the Times Of India reported.

When the health condition of the three children started deteriorating, Sunita’s brothers and their family members immediately rushed the toddlers to the district hospital for treatment. However, the youngest child, Priyanshu, was subsequently declared dead by doctors at the health facility.

Following this, the other two children were referred to a hospital in Varanasi due to their critical condition. Unfortunately, both children also subsequently succumbed to their condition, News18 reported.

“She had poisoned her three children, who died during the course of treatment. The bodies had been sent for postmortem examination. Sunita had given poison to her children after a quarrel with her husband,” said Superintendent of police (SP) Ghazipur Rohan P Botre.

Following the incident, Sunita was arrested and a case of murder was registered against her.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a drunk man allegedly threw three of his children into a well following an argument with his wife in Sundargarh district, Odisha, India on Saturday evening, April 30, the Hindu reported.

The father, identified as 21-year-old Pandu Munda, allegedly entered into a heated argument with his wife after he returned to his village Kulla from the nearby Koida market in a heavily drunken state.

During the confrontation, Munda reportedly picked up an ax lying nearby and began chasing his wife. The woman managed to run away from the spot and hide behind a bush. However, when Munda returned home, he found his daughter Sina Munda, 5; son Raju Munda, 2; and six-month-old daughter alone.

The man then, in a fit of rage, took all three children and threw them into an open well shared by the town. Following the incident, the authorities responded to the scene, retrieved bodies from the well, and arrested the man who was hiding in a nearby jungle.

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