Mother and kids died after drowning in pond

curious people jostling at the sight of recovery of deadbodies. Picture by Santanu Mishra

Santanu Mishra, Our Buniadpur Correspondent

Balurghat, 21July :Tremendous excitement spread in Banshihari after deadbodies of 3 including a mother and her two children were recovered from a pond.
Sources available said the deceased were identified as Jelekha Bibi (21)her two children  Rahul Ansari (3) and Rohit Ansari (2).
The incident spread sensation in the area after locals spotted the bodies floating on the water of a pond at Panjari village under Banshihari block. Police later recovered the dead bodies and sent  for post-mortem.
According to local sources, Naeem Ansari is a resident of Panjari Para area. His family includes his wife Jelekha and two children. His wife repeatedly had a quarrel with him on the mobile phone regarding illness of one of their sons.
It has been alleged that following this, the housewife along with two sons committed suicide by jumping into the pond next to the house
      According to family sources, Jelekha ‘s husband Naeem Ansari has been staying in Bihar since Eid . “ Jelekha Bibi used to ask her husband to come for the treatment of one of her children. We assume that this created problems between the couple which probably resulted in the mishap” said a local.
Sources also said that, Jelekha Bibi had left the house with her two children and remained missing. Finally, at around 11 o’clock in the morning today , a local resident saw the deadbodies of the housewife and two children floating in a pond in that area.  Police came and recovered the deadbodies and sent to Balurghat for post-mortem.
 Gangarampur Divisional Police Officer Dipanjan Bhattacharya, Banshihari Police Station IC Manojit Sarkar along with a large police force reached the spot.   
Banshihari is around 55km from Balurghat.
Dipanjan Bhattacharya,SDPO  of Gangarampur Sub-division, said, “We came to the spot after receiving information about the incident. The dead bodies have been sent for postmortem . The actual cause of death will be known after the postmotem report. A full investigation into the incident has been initiated”.
 The entire incident, however,has cast a shadow of mourning on the area.

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