Odisha woman ends life days after teenage daughter’s suicide

Balasore: Tragedy struck a family at Kasaba Jaipur village under Khantapada police limits in Balasore district after a woman, who was a mother of two, ended her life a few days after her teenage daughter’s suicide.

The deceased has been identified as Sumati Mallick, wife of Brundaban Mallick.

According to reports, Sumati had consumed poison at around 5.00 pm on Wednesday. She was rushed to the Community Health Center (CHC), Khantapada, from where she was shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital in Balasore.

However, she died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Although, the reason behind incident is yet unclear, the woman was reportedly under depression following death of her minor daughter.

Brundaban Mallick, the deceased woman’s husband who is working as a daily labourer for livelihood said that his wife was mentally broken after their 15-year-old daughter had committed suicide by consuming poison 17 days ago. Out of depression, she ended her life in his absence at home yesterday evening.

After loosing daughter and wife in over two weeks, he is living with his 7-year-old son.

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