Hyderabad: A 35-year-old woman, who attempted to end her life and that of her six month old daughter, is believed to have been suffering from delusions that an unknown person had practised black magic on her. Upma Singh, wife of Army jawan Umesh Singh, reportedly jumped from the first floor of a residential building on Wednesday after throwing her daughter Reena down before her.
The child died while Upma Singh survived the fall with injuries. The family comes from Uttar Pradesh. Umesh Singh has been posted in the city for the last two-and-a-half years. Upma and her four daughters lived in Adarsh Nagar in Alwal, while her husband Umesh lived separately in Lal Bazar. The couple were always quarreling, often about the black magic that the husband tried to convince her was a delusion.
Police said that on Wednesday, one such quarrel broke out and a distraught Upma tried to commit suicide with her youngest daughter. A 35-year-old woman, who attempted to end her life and that of her six-month-old daughter, is believed to have been suffering from delusions that an unknown person had practised black magic on her.
The Alwal police have registered a case against her for murder but she will be admitted to the Institute of Mental Health in the city after taking the court's permission. Inspector V Srikanth Goud of the Alwal police said, “The woman is currently undergoing treatment for the injuries she got during her attempt at suicide. After she recovers, she will be produced in court.”