In a tragic incident, a woman committed suicide by throwing herself in front of a speeding train, after drowning her six-year-old daughter to death.
The incident took place at Nawabgunj area of Ichapore in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday.
Police said that Laxmisree Chakraborty (28) had tied an earthen pot around her daughter’s body and drowned her in a pond late Wednesday night.
The victim and her daughter had been staying at her parents’ house in Nawabgunj area for the last few days.
After killing her daughter, the woman jumped in front of a running train between railway gate number 19 and 20.
Some local people spotted Chakraborty’s body near the railway track and informed the government railway police (GRP), who soon reached the spot and recovered the body.
The woman’s body was sent to a nearby hospital for post-mortem examination. Family members of the victim later identified the body.
Meanwhile, some other local residents at Nawabgunj area spotted the body of Laxmisree’s daughter floating in the pond.
After being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the girl’s body.
She was declared brought dead by doctors at the BN Bose Hospital.
Police said that Laxmishree’s husband, Subir Chakraborty, is a railway employee.
During preliminary investigation, police came to know that the woman had been going through mental depression after she had been diagnosed with an ailment, which she believed could not be cured.
After questioning the victim’s family members, police came to know that she was suffering from respiratory distress and other related ailments.
It is believed that as a result of her prolonged depression, she wanted to kill herself and her daughter.
Police are interrogating the victim’s husband and other family members in this connection.
Police are looking into all possible angles that led to the two deaths. They are also interrogating some local people in the village. A detailed probe is on.