Guwahati: In a shocking incident, a father allegedly made his two children drink poison before consuming it himself at his residence in Bogidole near Sivasagar town on Wednesday.
Sources informed that while the father identified as Mridul Handique and his 8-year-old son Pintu Handique was declared brought dead, another 10-year-old son is in critical condition and undergoing treatment at Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh.
Police sources said a preliminary probe has revealed that the man decided to end their life following a family conflict.
It is learned that the victim’s wife and his daughters were not present at the home during the time of the incident.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the father and his son were sent for post-mortem.
An investigation is underway.