MAHOTTARI, APR 23 – A woman has reportedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire after sprinkling kerosene over herself in Dhabauli-13 of the district on Tuesday. The deceased identified as Renu Mishra, 45, took her own life in this manner while she was alone in her house during the day. Quoting family sources, police said that Mishra had committed suicide at about 10.30 am after her two daughters had gone to school and her husband and son left for the fields. Police said that they are conducting further investigation on the matter to find out the reason behind the victim’s decision to commit suicide.
Meanwhile, the woman’s family members said that Mishra had been suffering from mental illness lately. Mishra’s husband as well as her maternal family also produced hospital tickets and evidence proving that she had been treated for mental illness at a mental facility.