A husband killed himself and his two young children hours after his wife had confessed to cheating on him at an end of year corporate party.
Fazyl Khalikov, 37, called wife Galiya, 31, repeatedly through the night as she celebrated with her workmates at oil-rich Ufa, in Russia.
She did not answer but when she returned home in the morning, the woman admitted having sex with a work colleague and told him she wanted a divorce, say reports citing law enforcement.
She told him she had not had the “guts” to tell him earlier.
The husband and wife drove around the city together talking, after which he told her he wanted to take their children for a walk.
He then drove them to a remote village outside of the city. He messaged his brother to say: “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.”
After executing his plan, he called his wife to tell her that their six-year-old son, Askar, had died and their daughter Ayana, 18 months, was about to expire.
She immediately called the police, but the car with three bodies was only found two hours later in a secluded riverside location.
A female relative said that the husband had recorded a message from Galiya in which she “confessed to betraying him”.
He asked: ‘Why did you cheat?”
She answered: “I don’t know, I just remembered my young years.”
The relative - named 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.“
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 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 said: “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.