Woman kills son, commits suicide

Manish Arya / On 2017-10-04 11:43:01

A barber's wife threw her six-months-old son into a well and jumped into it herself after a hospital told her it would cost Rs 5,000 daily to treat the boy for dengue, police said.P. Anbukodi, 32, committed the crime in Namakkal night.

When she and her husband went to a private hospital in Salem to treat her child, she was told how much the treatment would cost -- about Rs 5,000 a day.

Realizing she cannot afford the treatment, a depressed Anbukodi committed suicide after killing her son on Monday night, the police said. The fire service retrieved the bodies.An outbreak of dengue has claimed 27 lives this year in Tamil Nadu.

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