A woman and her three-year-old son were found dead in the river near Koombuzha bridge in the Indian state of Kerala on Tuesday, Sept.20, reports said.

The deceased was identified only as 31-year-old Hasna and her toddler son Rana, who reportedly had speech and hearing impairment. 

Their lifeless bodies were pulled out of the river in Thrissur’s Kechery on Tuesday. The little boy was found tied to his mother’s body, according to reports.

Police believe the woman jumped off the bridge after tying the boy to her body. However, the exact circumstances that forced the woman to take the extreme step remain unclear.

The investigators have not revealed if a suicide note was recovered from the scene.

The bodies were transported to a medical examiner’s office and the autopsy results confirmed the deaths were due to drowning.

The tragic incident is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide and the police are speaking to the deceased’s family to gain a possible lead into the ongoing probe.

No further details were released at the time of this writing.

LT reported a similar incident when a mother attempted to end her life twice allegedly after smothering her 13-month-old daughter to death with a pillow.
 
The first suicide attempt was on Saturday (Aug. 6) morning, when the 38-year-old woman was at her home in Goa, India.

The mother, who is yet to be identified, tried to kill herself by slashing her wrist first. 
 
When she realized the injury wasn’t life-threatening, she drove a few miles away from her home in Vasco to the Zuari River and jumped off the bridge, police said.
 
She was, however, rescued by the coast guards and rushed to the Goa Medical College.

The hospital authorities alerted the police, who then informed the woman’s father about the suicide attempt.
 
That’s when the woman’s father rushed to their first-floor home and found his 13-month-old granddaughter lying unresponsive on the bed. The infant was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.
 
Police said the woman had been battling depression ever since she returned from Germany, where her husband works. 
 

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