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Death of a woman and her daughter triggers recriminations in Anantapur

Death of a woman and her daughter triggers recriminations in Anantapur

In a tragic incident in Mallikarjunapalli village of Kalyandurg area of ​​Anantapur district, a mother is said to have committed suicide after throwing her nine-month-old daughter into a watery swamp. However, different stories are being spread about the incident.

Shanthakumar and Mamata (25) from Mallikarjunapalli village got married four years ago. They have a three-year-old daughter, Lasya, who lives in her grandmother’s house in Anantapur. The younger daughter (nine months) lived with her parents.

Shanthakumar is a daily wage labourer and known as an activist of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). A few days ago, a dispute broke out in the village between the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the YSRCP cadres and there was much speculation among the residents that Shanthakumar’s arrest was imminent.

His wife Mamata was said to be deeply disturbed by the development and hanged herself in the bathroom on Wednesday evening. Before taking this extreme step, she is said to have thrown her nine-month-old child into the water tank.

When Shanthakumar returned home late in the evening, he searched for his wife and daughter but found them dead. The YSRCP cadres in the village claimed that the threats from the TDP leaders were the reason for the death of the mother and daughter. However, the police said Mamata may have committed suicide due to health reasons. Circle Inspector (CI) Harinath said the incident was being thoroughly investigated. A case has been registered. Anyone who is at risk of suicide and needs advice can call the emergency number 100.

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