Bodies of woman and minor son found floating in well in MP’s Balaghat

While the woman’s family members claimed that she and her son were murdered, her husband said she committed suicide by jumping into the well along with her son.

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NEW-DELHI: A 28-year-old woman her six-year-old son were found dead and floating in a village’s well in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district, on Wednesday.

On Tuesday evening, the incident took place at Digdha village under the Tirodi police station limits, a police officer informed.

“While the woman’s family members claimed that she and her son were murdered, her husband said she committed suicide by jumping into the well along with her son,” Tirodi police station in-charge Chen Singh Uike said.

The bodies are identified as Shakuntala Bai and her 6-year-old son. Their bodies were found floating in the well located in the agriculture field of the village, he added.

“According to the woman’s husband, she jumped into the well along with both sons. But the younger son, who is three-year-old, managed to come out of the well by climbing the steps,” the police officer said citing the statement of the husband.

The bodies were fished out late on Tuesday night.

Further investigation is underway, the police officer added.

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