The incident has come to light on Wednesday morning that a mother and her 7-year-old committed suicide on the railway track near Gandhi Nagar, Belagavi.
Renuka Yelappa Gutguddi (35) and Laxman (7) were killed while Savita’s 12-year-old daughter managed to flee after hitting her on the mother’s hand.
The family is originally from Kargulpi in Hukkeri taluka. For a couple of years, husband, wife and their two children lived in the shed in Marutinagar area near Gandhinagar and made their living by selling vegetables. Neighbors say that there was a constant dispute between husband and wife. On Tuesday night, the fight got fierce.
Later in the night Renuka along with her 12-year-old girl Savita and seven-year-old Lakshman brought them near the railway track. The track from their living shade is only a hundred meters.
Savita managed to hit her mother’s hand and fled away but mother and son came under the running train, the police said.