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04/24/20 AT 7:11 PM
In a horrific incident, an 11-month-old baby was smothered to death by her mother in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The woman, who was suffering from depression, later killed herself on Thursday.
Local police said that the woman, a wife of a software professional, jumped from the third floor of her house. The woman’s husband stated that she was diagnosed with clinical depression and often gave a skip to prescribed medicines.
The woman’s husband said that he was working from home amid the ongoing lockdown in the country over the COVID-19 outbreak. On Thursday afternoon, he heard a knock on the door. He opened the door and found his daughter lying unconscious on the ground. He then noticed his wife ascending on the staircase. He ran after her but before he could realize anything, she jumped off the third floor of their house.
The bodies of the woman and the baby were sent for autopsy. The woman’s husband said that she got clinically depressed after suffering a miscarriage.