A picture collage is being circulated online with a claim that a poor family committed suicide out of hunger during the lockdown.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found that the pictures are old.
On putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found a news report dated June 18, 2019. According to the report, the incident took place in Koppal district, where a mother drowned her 3 children and later committed suicide.
We also found a TOI report on the same incident. As per the report, the deceased had been identified as Yellamma(30), Akshata(7), Kavya(4), and Nagraj(2).
A report published by ‘Sakshi’ newspaper suggested that Yellamma was going through some family problems but no specific reasons were given that might have led her to commit suicide.
The above information proves that the viral picture is old and is not related to nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19.
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