Balitai familicide
Date October 1974
Location(s) Balitai, Bangladesh
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Poison

In October 1974 a man killed his wife, his five children, and himself with poisoned flour in Balitai, a village in Tangail District, Bangladesh. The man was reportedly desperated, because they had been starving for several days.[1][2]


  1. They chose death, The Straits Times (October 27, 1974)
  2. Kills family, self, Winnipeg Free Press (October 28, 1974) (p. 63)
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