A Dalit woman and her three children were found dead in Junagarh district of Gujarat on Thursday. Their bodies were recovered from the septic tank of their home in Mangrol village. The deceased have been identified as Shardaben Gohel (35), her son Rutvik (13), and two daughters Doli (12) and Neha (7).
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Shardaben and her husband were both farm labourers. While she was at home with the children, her husband had gone to work in the morning.
“Bodies of Shardaben Gohel, Rutvik, Doli, and Neha were found in a septic tank of a house allotted to them by the owner of the farm,” Mangrol police station sub-inspector H V Rathod said. Prima facie, the four were attacked by a sharp object, the officer said. Police have registered a case of murder and further investigation is on.