Jharsuguda: Five members of a family attempted suicide in Lahandabuda area in Jharsuguda district over the death of a family member.
According to reports, a woman, her son and three daughters took the extreme step on Monday night by consuming phenyl. All of them were admitted to the Jharsuguda District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for treatment.
“My brother was bedridden after sustaining injuries in a road accident in 2018. He died last evening. We loved our brother very much. Grieved over his death, we decided to end our lives and consumed phenyl,” a family member said.
On being informed, police reached the spot, rescued the five and admitted them to the DHH. Investigation into the matter was underway.