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Sales girl ties 5-year-old son to waist, jumps into Bhayander creek

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 6:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

A 28-year-old Nalasopara woman jumped into the Bhayander creek along with her 5-year-old son on Monday. The woman, who worked as a sales girl with a Bhayander-based private firm, left a letter at her home informing her in-laws about the extreme step that she was going to take. However, in her letter, she has not blamed anyone. She had also written her husband's mobile number in a piece of paper and the Bhayander police are investigating the case further.

Yashodha Rana, the victim, resided in Shubham Apartment at Cheda Ben Park in Nalasopara West. On Monday, she picked her son from his school at around 11am and went to the railway bridge between Naigaon and Bhayander. There she tied her son to her waist using her dupatta and jumped into the creek. Her body was fished out in the evening after locals from Jaisal park informed the Bhayander police about the incident.

"My brother first saw the suicide note which mentioned about her decision to end life. However, she has not mentioned about the reason, nor has she blamed anyone. She first went to the school, picked up our son and jumped to death. The piece of paper on which she had written my phone number helped the police contact me," said Hoshiyarsingh Rana, the victim's husband.

"She never complained about troubles in her life and we don't know as to why she took the extreme step. She often visited us and not even for once did she mention about having any tension," said Madan Singh Rawat, father of Yashodha.

"We were informed by the locals about the bodies of a woman and a child floating in the creek. We fished out the bodies and sent them for post-mortem, which was done. We have filed a case of accidental death and are investigating all possible angles. Although we suspect family dispute to be behind her suicide, we will interrogate employees of the firm she was working with," said a police officer.

Less than a week ago, a Nalasopara man had smothered his two daughters and later hanged himself at his residence after his wife eloped with a neighbour on the eve of Valentine's Day.

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