After strangling her 14-year old daughter Yashi and 12-year-old son Anush, 33-year-old Mamta who had tried to commit suicide by slitting her hand on Thursday in her apartment was admitted in the hospital where she confessed to the crime on Friday in Chennai.
An investigation officer told Times of India that Mamta, the mother made a confessional statement to the magistrate. The police said that she would be charged with a murder case.
She had confessed that she killed her children after a fight with her husband Santhosh who runs a lorry transport firm. They quarrelled because he came drunk home at night, states TOI.
The police said that after her husband left the house, she dragged both the children and strangled them with a skirt lace, police told TOI.
Later, her hand profusely bleeding she called her sister and told that she had killed both the children and was committing suicide.
Immediately, her sister Kausalya reached the apartment and took both the children and Mamta to a private hospital. The children were dead by the time they reached hospital.