A woman allegedly took her own life by jumping into a well after shoving her three minor daughters into the same reservoir in Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh, India on Wednesday, June 29. 

The woman, identified as 25-year-old Ramdevi Kushwaha, reportedly went missing from her home located at Muhara village, some 45 kilometers from the district headquarters, along with her three minor daughters, aged nine months to five years, on Tuesday evening, June 28.

Following their disappearance, local police, along with their neighbors and family members, searched their village and finally located the bodies of the woman and her children in a well in a nearby field on Wednesday morning, June 29, the Times Of India reported. 

The investigating officers suspect that the woman had hurled her daughters into the well and killed herself by jumping into the reservoir after them. Based on a preliminary investigation, the police suspect that the woman committed the murder-suicide due to a family dispute. 

In a similar but unrelated incident, an Indian woman reportedly jumped into a well carrying her two-month-old infant and took her own life in Kasaragod, Kerala, India in October 2021.

The incident reportedly happened at around 1 a.m on Oct. 18, 2021. The deceased, identified as P. Ramya, from Kadinjimoola, reportedly killed herself and her newborn baby by hurling herself down a well situated in a plot adjacent to her house while clutching her infant, Latin Times reported. 

Ramya's family and neighbors started searching the neighborhood after she and her baby went missing on Oct. 17 evening. After seeing her mobile phone lying near a well in the plot adjacent to her house, locals looked into the reservoir and found their bodies floating on the surface of the water. 

A further investigation revealed that the woman had made a similar suicide attempt a few weeks earlier after she experienced problems following delivering her baby. Remya is survived by her husband Pratheesh and their seven-year-old daughter.

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