Woman jumps to death in 2nd suicide attempt in GTB Hospital

Last Updated 05 October 2012, 20:48 IST

A 40-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in north-east Delhi on Friday.

Rekha, a resident of Bulandshahr in UP, had been undergoing treatment at the hospital after she tried to kill herself by consuming kerosene earlier this week. She was accused of killing her two children, though she denied the allegation in a note she had left before her first suicide attempt.

Police said Rekha died on the spot.
“She was the second wife of UP police officer Mahendra Singh,” a police official said. Mahendra’s first wife, Snehlata, passed away in 2004 and he married Rekha in 2007.

Police said Rekha, who was a divorcee, lived in Nai Basti in Meerut before marrying Mahendra. Mahendra had two children — 14-year-old Pooja and 11-year-old Shivam — with Snehlata, and two more children with Rekha — six-year-old Preeti and t3 -year-old Pranjal.
Rekha allegedly killed Pooja and Shivam on Wednesday, and consumed kerosene . Delhi Police have informed UP Police about the suicide.

Mahendra was at office on Wednesday when he was told by a colleague that Rekha had called. She asked Mahendra to come home as soon as possible, after which he rang her. He said he heard her screaming over the phone and went home immediately.

When he reached home, he saw Preeti and Pranjal standing outside a room that was locked from inside. Mahendra broke open the door with the help of neighbours and saw Rekha lying unconscious on the floor.

Pooja’s body was found lying in a pool of blood in the kitchen, while Shivam’s body was lying beside Rekha. A half-torn suicide note was also found, in which she denied killing the two children.

(Published 05 October 2012, 20:48 IST)

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