Couple’s 6 kids die in 9 years, police launch probe

Malappuram:  When the sixth child died on Tuesday, neibhours of couple Rafeeq and Sabna at Chembra in Tirur couldn’t look the other way, they alerted the police.

Tirur police have started probe into the death of six kids over 9 nine years in the family.

Those died are four daughters and two sons of the couple who live at Tharammal house here.

Rafeeq and Sabna got married in 2010 and Sabna gave birth to six children.

As per reports, the first child died, a six months old girl, in 2011; second also a girl died within two months; third a boy just in two month after birth; fourth a girl died aged 4.5 years old. The fifth one a girl died when two months old.

The series of death in the family raised many brows in the neigbourhood and they couldn’t wait before alerting the police.

However the family linked health issues from epilepsy to the death, which neighours didn’t buy.

Their suspicion only grew as the sixth child who died by 10 am was buried hurriedly on the same day.

Police started probe into the death and the family said they would cooperate with investigation.

 

 

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