The wife of the Uttar Pradesh man who held 23 children hostage at a birthday party has died of injuries after she was beaten and attacked with stones by neighbours. The man, Subhash Batham, had been shot dead by the police last night after a 10-hour standoff at a village in Farrukhabad.
After Subhash Batham, a murder accused out on bail, was killed and the children brought out of his house by the police, his wife was caught by locals and assaulted. Bricks and stones were thrown at her. She reportedly suffered injuries all over and was taken to hospital in a critical state.
All 23 children are safe. One of the children, a one-year-old infant, was released late on Thursday night, much before the man was killed.