A mother of four fed her children pesticide and then hacked them to death because she could not afford to feed them, Metro UK reported. After Yang Gailan, 28, murdered her children outside their home in Agushan, China, she committed suicide by also drinking pesticide, police said. After arriving home from work, Ms Yang’s husband, Li Keying, also took poison and killed himself.
The family are believed to have been living in poverty and the children were not covered by national medical insurance. Metro UK added. They were also not allowed to attend schools as they were not registered on the nation’s Hukou residence system until last year. According to local media, the children were not allowed to attend public schools because they were not registered with the government. The family was also excluded from China’s poverty relief scheme and had to survive on crops.