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Unable To Pay For Son's Dengue Treatment, Woman Kills Infant, Commits Suicide In Tamil Nadu

4 October, 2017 12:04 PM
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Unable To Pay For Son's Dengue Treatment, Woman Kills Infant, Commits Suicide In Tamil Nadu

The hospital told the woman it would cost her Rs 5,000 daily to treat the boy for dengue.

Chennai: A barber's wife threw her six-month-old son into a well and jumped into it herself after a hospital told her it would cost her Rs 5,000 daily to treat the boy for dengue, police said.

When she and her husband went to a private hospital in Salem on Monday to treat her child, she was told how much the treatment would cost -- about Rs 5,000 a day.

Realizing she cannot afford the treatment, a depressed Ms Anbukodi committed suicide after killing her son on Monday night, the police said. The fire service retrieved the bodies on Tuesday.

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Source: ndtv.com

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