A 30-year-old woman killed her seven-year-old daughter before committing suicide in the Narela area of outer Delhi.
The bodies were found on Sunday morning in their rented flat. The victim identified as Pinky was found hanging at her Sector-7 residence in Narela while her daughter Rhea was found lying dead on the bed inside the room.
“We suspect Pinky poisoned her daughter before hanging herself. There was no evidence of a forced entry in the house and prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide,” said a senior police officer requesting anonymity.
“The woman is a native of Punjab and had recently shifted to Narela after a divorce. She was probably in depression,” the officer added.
The police were informed of the incident by local residents. Pinky's sister, a resident of Delhi, has been informed.
“We are investigating the case. No suicide note has been recovered. We found some papers through which we informed the family members of the victim. It looks like the woman was in depression,” the officer further said.
The police are now waiting for Pinky's family members to arrive, after which the post mortem will be conducted.