The police said that the woman was mentally unwell and was suffering from a psychotic episode. When she was brought in for questioning, the police said that was then also she was in a confused state of mind.
In a bizarre incident, a woman allegedly murdered her two daughters, aged six years and six months, believing that the spirit of a God resided in her body. The incident was reported from west Delhi’s Zakhira. According to a report by The Indian Express, the woman named Suman alias Leelavati who is in her late 20s, smothered her children to death by lying down on them. It was after the woman and her husband called the police themselves and informed them about the death on Tuesday afternoon. Following this, the bodies of the girls’ were taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital. As per the report, the woman also has a third daughter, who was staying at a neighbour’s house at the time of the murders.
The police said that the woman was mentally unwell and was suffering from a psychotic episode. When she was brought in for questioning, the police said that was then also she was in a confused state of mind. However, the police have so far denied reports that she murdered her daughters on the orders of a local quack. Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Vijay Singh was quoted as saying that they have found that the woman was suffering from mental illness and was completely incoherent and confused during questioning. Suman will be referred to a psychiatrist, Singh further said.
Suman who worked as a domestic help, while replying to police about why did she kill her children, replied that she doesn’t know. She said that the spirit of Jagdamba resided in her.
As per woman’s family, they had discovered her illness about three years ago after they noticed erratic behaviour but was never taken to a hospital. A police officer was quoted as saying that she consulted local quacks and ‘godmen’ in the locality for her condition, which kept getting worse.