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In suicide bid,woman survives,her child dies

Fed up with her alcoholic husband,a 30-year-old housewife from Bhandup jumped into a lake,followed by her four-year-old daughter.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 9, 2013 3:00:35 am

Fed up with her alcoholic husband,a 30-year-old housewife from Bhandup jumped into a lake,followed by her four-year-old daughter. However,the girl drowned while the woman survived. Police have arrested the woman for attempted suicide as well as for culpable homicide.

Bhandup police said the incident occurred at Shivaji Talao around 3 pm. Vaidehi Gavkar left her residence with her daughter Devyani and went to the lake. “She jumped in the lake alone but Devyani followed her. When she saw Devyani struggling,she tried to save her. However,the girl had drowned,” said senior inspector Shrirang Nadgauda.

Residents pulled Vaidehi and Devyani out and rushed them to a nearby hospital where Devyani was declared dead on arrival.

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