Sullia: Mother jumps into pond with toddler, dies; baby survives

Daijiworld Media Network – Sullia (MS)

Sullia, Jun 30: In a heart-wrenching incident reported from Taloor of Devachalla village in the taluk, a mother tied her three-year-old daughter to her veil and jumped into a pond in a bid to kill herself and the child. While the mother died, child Poorvika miraculously escaped death but is in a serious condition.

The incident occurred at around 3 AM on Wednesday, June 29. Geetha (26), wife of Dayananda of Taloor, is the deceased woman. She was working as an office staff of NMC college of the taluk for a long time.

Geetha tied her three-year-old child to her waist using a veil and jumped in the pond. While the body of mother was found in a prone position, the child was holding on to a stone which was beside grass in the pond and her head was in supine position, which survived her.

Locals and family members lifted both mother and child from the pond. It is said that Geetha had succumbed in the pond itself. Her husband Dayananda works as fire service personnel in the Sullia fire service department and had gone to work on the night of Tuesday as usual. He was on duty, while his wife Geetha took the extreme step.

The condition of the child Poorvika is said to be critical. Initially she was taken to Sullia government hospital but shifted later to Mangaluru for advanced treatment.





Top Stories

Comment on this article

Leave a Comment

Title: Sullia: Mother jumps into pond with toddler, dies; baby survives

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.