Wanting to teach another woman a lesson, 25-year-old Reshma Waghmare allegedly threw her four-year-old twin daughters from the Grant Road (East) skywalk.
Waghmare wanted to get the other woman, Shehnaz, framed by claiming that she was the one who had hurt the children, the police said.
Around 11.15pm on Sunday, Arun Gawde, a cleaner by profession, got into an argument with Shehnaz over a sleeping spot on the skywalk, the DB Marg police said.
As the argument escalated, Shehnaz began to throw stones at Gawde. “Hearing the commotion, Waghmare, who was sleeping there with her three children, woke up and intervened in the fight,” said Ajit Surve, senior inspector, DB Marg police station, adding that she considered Gawde as her brother and started to defend him.
The exchange between the two women turned ugly when Waghmare threatened Shehnaz that she would teach her a lesson. “In a fit of rage, Waghmare went and picked up her own twins Firdous and Muskan and suddenly threw them from the skywalk. Her nine-month-old son Salman was also sleeping there,” said Surve.
“Muskan fell on the road following which a crowd gathered below the skywalk. They managed to catch Firdous, saving her from injury,” he added.
Locals took a bleeding Muskan to Nair hospital where she was treated for head injuries. She is said to be out of danger.
“Waghmare had planned to tell the police that Shehnaz threw her children,” Surve said.
The DB Marg police arrested Waghmare for attempt to murder. She was remanded in police custody till September 21.
Locals said Waghmare was short-tempered and would beg for a living. Also, her husband is currently behind bars, the police said.