Erode: Agitated by giving birth to second daughter, a 34-year-year old woman allegedly took the life of her three-month-old female child before meeting her death by hanging at Perundurai, on Thursday.
According to police, the woman is identified as Sangeetha, a resident of Moongilpalayam near Perundurai had delivered a female child three months ago.
Already a mother to a girl of nine years of age, the police said, the woman was expecting a boy and was vexed that she delivered a girl child.
On Thursday, Sangeetha killed the infant by drowning her in a bucket of water.
She later hanged herself to death while there were no other family members present at her house.
The police reported that she took the extreme step when her husband, Gunasekaran (40) was out for work, while her mother-in-law and her first child went to a farm nearby.
On Thursday evening, Gunasekaran went to Vijayamangalam while Chinthamani took the cattle to graze. When he returned home around 7 p.m., he found the baby drowned in a container full of water. And, Sangeetha’s body was found hanging from the ceiling. Perundurai police registered a case.