Deepika Parmar, 26, who allegedly flung her one-and-a-half-month old girl out of the KEM hospital window on October 26, told the police that she took this extreme step due to the economic crunch the family was facing.
Senior police inspector V Patil from Bhoiwada police station said, “In her statement Parmar said she knew the family would not be able to support two children — she had delivered twins — and hence she flung her daughter out.”
An officer who is questioning Parmar, requesting anonymity said, “Initially Parmar was not willing to talk. We did not force her much as she was in a trauma. However, later she told us that she was worried about how they will bring up two children, when they themselves were leading a hand-to-mouth life.”
She was convinced that the family would not be able to bring up both the children and provide them a good life.
The officer added that Parmar did not hint towards any one pressuring her to take this step.
In the CCTV footage, Parmar was seen throwing her daughter from the bathroom window in her ward and later screaming that her daughter was missing.
Initially, the police had registered a murder case. However, since a team of psychiatrists from the hospital had declared that she was suffering from depression, she was not arrested.
Patil said, “The medical report from the hospital said she was mentally stable now after which we arrested her on Tuesday and have sent to judicial custody until December 8.”