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Woman throws son from 11th floor, jumps to death in Kanpur

The woman was reportedly suffering from depression and was under treatment.

lucknow Updated: Feb 04, 2018 21:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
Murder,Suicide,Depression
Police carrying out investigation at Divinity Homes apartment in Kalyanpur area of Kanpur after a woman threw her five-year-old son from the 11th floor before jumping to her death.(HT Photo)

A woman allegedly threw her five-year-old son from the 11th floor of a high-rise apartment before jumping to her death in Kalyanpur on the outskirts of Kanpur on Sunday, police said.

Senior superintendent of police, Kanpur, Akhilesh Kumar said the police were investigating the case.

The deceased were identified as Jaya Agarwal (30) and Utkarsh Agarwal.

Jaya’s husband Pawan Agarwal is a chartered accountant. He was in the lawn with his older son when his wife threw the child and then jumped off the top floor.

The family lives in Rania area of Kanpur and owned two flats in Divinity Homes apartment in Kalyanpur where they used to visit on weekends.

Jaya’s brother-in-law Atul Gupta claimed she had been suffering from depression and was undergoing treatment.

“The CCTV footage showed she threw Utkarsh before jumping off,” he said.

First Published: Feb 04, 2018 21:47 IST