Starving infant found near mother's body

Starving infant found near mother's body

A one-and-half month old girl was on Friday evening miraculously found alive near the three-day-old body of her mother who had committed suicide in North Delhi’s Subzi Mandi area.

The starving infant was sent to Hindu Rao Hospital where she is being treated.

The child’s mother Deepa, 26, was found hanging with a ceiling fan at her first-floor house in Aryapur. She is suspected to have committed suicide, although no suicide note has been found near the body.

Deepa’s parents have alleged that their daughter committed suicide because she was being harassed by her in-laws for dowry.

On Friday night, Deepa’s parents didn’t let police take their daughter’s body away as they were demanding immediate arrest of their son-in-law and his parents.

A case has been registered at Subzi Mandi police station and after lot of persuasion police managed to send the body for post-mortem. Police have ordered investigation and all the aspects of the woman’s death are being probed.

According to police, Deepa had shifted in the house 15 days back. The house belongs to her husband only but he doesn’t live here. She had recently separated from her husband, although they were not divorced. Her husband has a grocery shop in Indralok area.

The case came to the fore on Friday evening when Deepa’s sister Rita called on her sister’s mobile phone but didn’t get any response.

Meanwhile, at Deepa’s neighbourhood, people complained to police of foul smell coming out from Deepa’s house. Police arrived at the house and broke open the door.

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