After the father allegedly gave them rat poison in ice cream, a six-year-old boy died while his two siblings were hospitalized following a dispute with his wife in Mumbai, a police official said.
The official on Wednesday said that the incident took place on June 25, but came to light on Tuesday when the boy died at the government-run Sion Hospital and doctors informed the Mankhurd police.
The children’s mother, Nazia Begum, informed the police that she and her husband, Ali Naushad Ansari age 27, are daily wage workers, and often fought over money-related issues.
She left their home at Sathe Nagar in Mankhurd on June 25 and went to stay with her sister after another dispute, Nazia said. Ansari took the children — two boys and one girl — out, promising to get them ice cream, and allegedly gave them poison.
Afterward, when the kids started complaining of stomach pain, Nazia Begum, took them to Sion Hospital.
She lies to doctors that the children had eaten rat poison accidentally, but when her son died, she decided to tell the truth to the police, The police have also recorded the statements of the two surviving kids, who are recovering in the hospital.
A case has been registered against Ansari, who is escaping, under sections for murder and attempt to murder, the officials added.