Mangaluru: In a shocking development, a 23-year-old woman killed her four-and-a-half-month-old baby and ended her life by suicide at an apartment at Gujjarakere in the city on Saturday, December 2.
The deceased are Fathima Rukiya, 23, and her son Abdulla Hood.
Police said Rukiya, who married Dr Muhammad Unais 18 months ago, had given birth to a son in July this year. Rukiya had slipped into depression after the delivery and was undergoing treatment for the same.
Rukiya allegedly drowned her son in a plastic tub filled with water and later hanged herself from the window grills of the flat.
The incident occurred when no one was at home, said police commissioner Anupam Agrawal.
A case has been registered at Mangaluru South police station and investigation has commenced.