Thodupuzha : A mother and old son take their own lives jumping into the well after the woman’s infant dies choking on her milk. The tragedy took place in Idukki’s Uppurthara this morning. The deceased are Kaipthapthal native Lija(388) and her seven-year-old son Ben.
Lija’s 28-day old baby had died choking on breast milk. According to relatives, Lija was mentally depressed following death of her child. The infant was buried in church yesterday.
This morning, when the family left for church, Lija and her son were alone at home. It is assumed that the suicides occurred during this time. When the family returned and found the house empty, they searched for Lifa and son and found them inside the well. The Fire Force arrived and retrieved their bodies soon after.