Patiala, November 4, 2023: A vikati, troubled by economic hardship, tried to end his life by jumping into the Bhakra canal in the afternoon along with his wife and two innocent children. Passers-by present at the spot pulled him and the older girl out of the canal, while his wife and 8-month-old daughter were swept away by the strong current of water.
The man and his daughter were referred to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala after first aid. The family belonged to the nearby village of Marodi.
The police are investigating the case and trying to locate the bodies of the woman and the child.