Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, November 15
A 14-day-old baby was thrown from a third-floor apartment, killing him on the spot, by the mother in Hyderabad on Friday. The incident that took place at Erragadda in Sanathnagar came to light on Sunday. Identified as 27-year-old N Lavanya, the mother of the child has been taken into custody and booked for murder.
According to the police, the woman had an estranged relationship with her husband but after intervention by relatives, she started living with her husband and conceived her second child. She already has a 3-year-old child. On Friday, she had a tiff with her husband and she consumed some substance in a bid to commit suicide and threw her newborn child from the third floor.
Giving details, the police said the woman and her husband Venugopal were living with the latter’s parents since marriage in 2016, but had a troubled relationship. Police said six months ago, Lavanya became pregnant again and had briefly returned to her parent’s home, stating that she was unable to do the household work alone at her husband’s home.
On October 29, the couple had a fight and Lavanya attempted to take her life, the police said. She was rushed to a hospital where she underwent treatment. She gave birth to a baby boy on October 30 and after being discharged, moved back to her parent’s home after which her family registered a complaint with the police against Venugopal.
On November 13, at around 7 am, Lavanya allegedly threw the baby. Venugopal was informed about the incident at 10 am by his brother-in-law and reported the incident to the Sanathnagar police, following which a case was registered under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for murder.
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