Mother slits 5-year-old's wrists, jumps off balcony

Oct 12, 2015, 06:52 IST | Chaitraly Deshmukh

A 34-yr-old woman allegedly killed her 5-yr-old son by slitting his wrists and strangulating him on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, she jumped off the balcony of her third-floor apartment

Pune: In a shocking incident, a 34-year-old woman allegedly killed her five-year-old son by slitting his wrists and strangulating him on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, after informing her husband, the woman jumped off the balcony of her third-floor apartment.

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Deepti More, an instrumentation engineer by profession, lived with her husband Tejas and son Aarnav in a posh locality in Pune. On Saturday night, Deepti took Aarnav to his bedroom, while her husband slept in their bedroom. Around 2 am, Deepti allegedly slashed the wrists of the five-year-old and strangulated him.

The next morning, she went crying to Tejas and confessed to killing their son. Tejas rushed to Aarnav’s bedroom, but Deepti locked him inside and jumped off the balcony of the other room. Tejas raised the alarm, after which their neighbours came and opened the door.

Tejas, along with neighbours, rushed Deepti to hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival. The Sinhagad police have registered a case of accidental death. Prima facie investigation indicates that she took the drastic step under depression.

Suicide note
Dr Sudhakar Pathare, DCP (Zone II) said, “We have received a two-page suicide note written in Marathi. The handwriting seems to belong to her. In her letter, she mentioned that she had lot of expectations from life. However, things were not going as she had hoped, so she was ending her life along with her son’s.”

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Pathare said, “We are investigating the case. We have not drawn any conclusions so far. We will interrogate the husband tomorrow. Deepti was an introvert and never interacted much with anybody in the society.”

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