Jammu : four members of a family comprising a couple and their young daughters died apparently due to asphyxia in Balihote area of Ramban district.
Local reports reaching GNS said that the family of Chain Singh, his wife and daughter were found dead in their kucha house. “One more daughter was brought to District Hospital.”
“At least 3 members of a family were found dead due to asphyxiation in Balihote, Tehsil Ramban. One girl found alive has been shifted for medical treatment,” Deputy Commissioner Ramban said in a tweet.
Later he said one female person who was shifted in a critical condition to the hospital has also passed away. “Toll now 4.” He said financial assistance will be provided out of Red Cross.
The deceased have been identified as Chain Singh (67), his wife Shankri Devi (62) and their daughters Sonika Devi (40) and Tesha Devi (30).
The incident came to light after Chain Singh’s neighbours went to their house after noticing no movement inside. He raised alarm following which other neighbors rushed to the spot and also shifted the Singh’s daughter to hospital who unfortunately also died later, reports said. Also some domestic animals were found dead in the single-room Kacha house. A police official said that a case has been registered and further investigation is on. (GNS)
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