Vexed on giving birth to a girl child, a 34-year-old woman in Tamil Nadu's Erode allegedly killed her three-month-old girl baby, later hanging herself.

The woman, already mother to a girl, hailed from Perundurai in Erode district. She was expectant of a boy child, failing of which, she committed the murderous act.

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Mother kills baby, hangs herself 

The incident occurred on Thursday, in Perundurai where the woman, identified as Sangeetha, killed the infant by drowning her in a bucket of water.

Assuring the child's death, she went on to hang herself to death while there were no other family members present at her house.

Already a mother to a girl of nine years of age, the police said that Sangeetha delivered a female child three months ago.

According to the police, the woman was so agitated over not be getting a baby boy that she went ahead with the extreme decision when her husband, Gunasekaran (40) was out for work. Her mother-in-law and her first child meanwhile had gone to a nearby farm.


When Gunasekaran returned back home around 7 p.m., he found the baby drowned in a container full of water. The search for his wife led him to find Sangeetha's body hanging from the ceiling. The bodies were then sent for post-mortem examinations.

A murder-cum- suicide case has been registered at the Perundurai police station.