A woman died by suicide after jumping into a water tank along with her daughter in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, India, police said on Monday.
A sub-inspector of Vijay Nagar police station said the bodies of 25-year-old Rani Rajput and her 2-year-old daughter Riya were found in a water tank Sunday, The Times of India reported.
Police said the initial investigation shows that it appears to be a case of suicide.
“The woman’s parents have alleged the victim’s husband used to taunt her for not being able to give birth to a son. The couple has two daughters. Further action would be taken after all angles are probed,” police said, according to the report.
Post mortem was conducted on Monday.
No further details were provided as of this writing. The investigation is still ongoing.
A similar incident happened earlier this month when a 30-year-old woman, along with her 6-year-old daughter, jumped into the water tank in her home in Jaisalmer, India, The Times of India reported.
According to Phalsoond station house officer (SHO) Bhanwar Lal, the woman was identified as Lakshmi and her daughter as Gunjan.
There were no other people inside the house at the time of the incident. Tulsidas Vaishanav, the woman’s husband, was reportedly in Pune for work.
The police said that investigation showed the deaths came amid a family dispute. The woman and her mother-in-law reportedly used to have fights.
The deceased also has a 3-year-old son who was staying at his maternal grandparents’ residence at the time of the incident.
In 2021, a woman also died by suicide in the Barmer district of India by jumping into a water tank with her three kids. According to First India, the elder son, the only one to survive, held onto the rope that was hanging in the water tank.
The deceased were identified as Vimla, 28, Sangeeta, 5, and Kapil, 2. The elder son Mukesh, 7, was not drowned.
There were no other people at home at the time of the incident as the other family members were all working in the field.
After getting back, they found Vimla and the kids missing, and they began to look for them.
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