Old and unrelated photo falsely shared as ‘Family committed suicide due to hunger during the lockdown

Old and unrelated photo falsely shared as ‘Family committed suicide due to hunger during the lockdown

A photo is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a family which committed suicide out of hunger during the lockdown in the country. FACTLY has found that the photo is an old one. The same photo was published by ‘Sakshi’ newspaper in June 2019. The incident happened in Karnataka. It was found that the lady in the picture killed her children and committed suicide due to problems with her husband.

Sources:
Claim – Facebook post (archived)
Fact – https://m.sakshi.com/news/crime/mother-killed-children-and-commits-suicide-karnataka-1199395
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hubballi/woman-commits-suicide-after-killing-her-three-children-in-karnataka-village/articleshow/69836711.cms

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