3 children are killed in a well by their father in Mangaluru.

Hithesh Shettigar, 42, charged with pushing his wife and then jumping into a well . Rashmitha, 13, Uday, 11 and Deekshith, 4 have been found to have died .

MANGALURU (MANGALURU): A father of three children has been charged with murder after allegedly pushing his children into a well, in a heart wrenching event.On Thursday, he was charged with pushing his wife and then jumping into a well near his house in Mulki police station boundaries.Rashmitha, 13, Uday, 11 and Deekshith, 4 have been found to have died.However, his wife Lakshmi has survived and the suspect, Hithesh Shettigar, 42, has been arrested in Mulki, Padmanur.

The investigation is ongoing, according to Hariram Shankar, who is a deputy prime minister.The DCP said that the incident occurred after the children returned from school, according to the preliminary report.Since no one was home at the time, the criminal plotted his children against a well and pushed them into it.His wife returned at around 5:00 p.m., and after not finding the children, she started looking for them.

She rushed to the well and saw one of her children struggling.She screamed loudly, and the accused reportedly lifted her and threw her into the well and jumped into it.The husband and wife were rescued by the neighbors who rushed to the scene.The children were later rescued from the well and rushed to the hospital.

He worked as a cook in a company three years ago and resigned.He wanted to begin selling tender coconuts, but the idea fell flat.His wife worked as a domestic help.After the post mortem, the bodies will be handed over to the family.