In a shocking incident, a 32-year-old woman threw her six-month-old son into a well and jumped to death as she was unable to pay for her child’s treatment. The child was suffering from suspected dengue. The incident happened in Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal district, reported in Hindustan Times.
P Anbukodi and her husband Perisaswamy, a barber, of Belukurichi village took their sick child to a hospital in Salem. After some tests, the hospital confirmed that he was suffering from dengue. The hospital has presented a bill of Rs 5,000 per day. However, as the couple could not pay for the treatment, they returned home.
But, around 3:30 am, Perisaswamy found his wife and child missing. In the morning, their neighbours found the bodies of both mother and child in a well near their home. The report further stated that the fire and rescue department personnel retrieved the bodies. Later, it had been sent for post-mortem to Rasipuram government hospital.
Dengue cases are increasingly rising in Tamil Nadu and have reached the 7,000 mark. Around 404 cases were recorded in the month of August only as per National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme records. Despite, the public remains ignorant of its prevalence.