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Jun 06, 2013 at 10:46am IST

Delhi: Woman commits suicide after drowning daughter in a washing machine, son in a bucket of water

New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old woman allegedly drowned her children, one in a washing machine and another in a bucket of water, in east Delhi before committing suicide on Wednesday.

The incident took place in Mandawali and it came to light when woman's husband Devender Yadav reached home on Wednesday afternoon. No suicide note was found.

Sarita allegedly drowned her six-year-old daughter in a washing machine. Then she drowned her 11-month-old son in a bucket of water. Later, she hung herself at the first floor of their two storey house, a senior police official said.

Delhi: Woman commits suicide after drowning daughter, son

The 30-year-old woman later allegedly hanged herself, a senior police official said.

"Yadav reached home and repeatedly knocked the door. However, no one answered. He then broke open the door and found the three bodies.

"It appears that Sarita committed suicide. The door was locked from inside," the official said.

Investigators said they have not ruled out foul play and probing all angles. The elderly mother of Devender was on ground floor of the house. A neighbour told police that he heard a heated argument late on Tuesday night from the victims' home.