Dad kills his two children and himself after wife admits cheating at work party
A husband killed himself and his two young children hours after his wife had confessed to cheating on him at a party.
Fazyl Khalikov, 37, had called his 31-year-old wife Galiya repeatedly through the night as she celebrated at a Christmas bash with colleagues in oil-rich Ufa, Russia.
She did not answer but when she returned home in the morning, the wife admitted having sex with a workmate and told him she wanted a divorce according to law enforcement reports.
Galiya said she had not had the "guts" to tell him earlier.
The married couple drove around the city together talking, before saying he wanted to take the kids for a walk.
Khalikov drove them to a remote village 120 miles away where he is said to have killed them.
He messaged his brother saying: "My wife cheated on me, she confessed today. She told me she loved another man and they had sex at their corporate party.
“Goodbye, I'll take the kids with me."
He called his wife to tell her son Askar, six, and 18-month-old daughter Ayana were about to die.
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Police found the three bodies two hours later in a secluded riverside location.
A female relative said the husband had recorded a message from Galiya where she "confessed to betraying him".
The relative – named only as Rosa – said: "I cannot find the words for this tragedy, and anyway they won't help. The mother has lost two children, she is unable to speak.
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“She is now in a state of shock. You cannot wish this to your worst enemy.
“It is appalling for everyone. There were such a good family.”
The Russian Investigative Committee, the country's main federal investigating authority, said: "There was a quarrel based on jealousy, after which the man took their children aged six and one in his car.
"He committed murder and took his own life. The car with the bodies was soon found by investigators.”
His phone contained evidence “which explained his actions”.
The statement added: “The death of the suspect and the victims occurred as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
“No bodily harm was found.”
Posthumous psychological and psychiatric examinations will be carried out.
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