Varanasi, April 16 (IANS) The Bhadohi incident in which a woman threw her five children into the river, was related to a dispute between the woman and her husband, Additional Director General of Police, Varanasi zone, Braj Bhushan said on Thursday.

Talking to IANS, the ADG said that incident took place in Jahagira village on Sunday.

“The woman Manju and her husband Munna had a dispute and the woman claimed that he did not give her money for domestic expenses and would even beat her. On the day of the incident, Munna had gone out and Manju took the children late in the night and pushed them in the river. She also jumped in but then swam out of the river. She returned home, sat down and in the morning, she informed her mother-in-law of the incident,” he said.

The ADG said that the family — her husband had returned by then — and the neighbours rushed to the river bank and the police was informed. The divers were called in and after a prolonged search, the bodies of four children were taken out but the body of the three-year-old son could not be found.

The ADG said that the woman said that she had taken the extreme step because she was upset with her husband but she has no history of mental illness and no proof of her being treated for the same.

Manju, arrested for murder, is now in jail.

Asked if any action had been taken against the husband for domestic violence , the ADG said that there was no report against him.

On Sunday, Manju reportedly threw her five children into the Ganga river near Jahangira Ghat.

The children included Shiv Shankar (8), Keshav Prasad (3), Puja a.k.a Saraswati (6) and two others aged 10 and 12.

–IANS

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