Depressed mother jumps into well with children
Kurnool, Sept 30 (INN): In a tragic incident, two children were killed when their mentally unsound mother pushed them in an agricultural well in a suicide attempt at Alwakonda village, Sanjamala mandal in the district. According to police, Safiya (35), wife of Pedda Saibaba was a resident of Alwakonda. Safiya was blessed with three sons Sameer (11), Ameer (9) and Osman(7). Police say that Safiya was a loner and a recluse since childhood and mentally disturbed. She had underwent treatment for her mental state but this had had no effect. Police believe that Safiyas mental health has been deteriorating with the passage of time and she had turned suicidal, especially after her mothers death.
Safiya is believed to have decided to kill her children and then herself, as she was worried about their future after her death. She had, late on Wednesday night, taken her three sons with her and pushed them into the well before jumping in herself. By the time other villagers could react and rescue the four, Osman and Ameer had drowned. The villagers managed to rescue Safiya and Sameer. They were rushed to hospital for treatment. Police registered a case under section 302, 307 and 309 IPC and took up further investigations.
News Posted: 30 September, 2010
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