A woman on Saturday jumps off from a six-story building after throwing off her 2-year-old baby girl in Karachi. Later, it emerged that she was locked in a room by her family over drug-addiction.
According to police, the incident occurred in Gulshan-e-Iqbal block 13-D of the city. The woman in her early 30’s first threw the minor baby girl from the sixth floor of a building and then jumps off herself in Karachi city.
“The incident caused serious fractures on the legs of the woman and the child,” the rescue sources said. They were shifted to a nearby hospital in a critical condition, they added. According to the details, the woman was a drug addict and was married for a second time recently.
Police said the woman identified as Maryam, had been divorced by her husband. She was locked in a room by the family to get rid of drugs, it emerged.
Those who witnessed, narrated the incident, and revealed that the woman initially threw her mobile phone from the sixth floor, attracting attention from the passers-by. Local residents covered the ground with covers of vehicles in a bid to stop the woman.
Later, she threw her child from the building who was caught by the bystanders. In addition, people gathered at the building tried to stop her from jumping off the sixth floor. However, she slipped off the building while trying to come down from the balcony, the eye-witnesses narrated.
Luckily, the crowd that gathered in the street managed to catch the baby and she remained unhurt. On the other hand, the woman suffered serious injuries.
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Soon, the video of the horrific incident went viral on social media. As of now, the police stated that they were investigating the matter from all angles.
As shocking as this may sound, unfortunately, this is not the first time such an incident has occurred. Earlier, both the father and mother of a newborn baby were arrested for throwing her off from the second floor of a building. Miraculously, the 3 months old baby survived.
A mother’s love is more than the love of our God, yet time and time again we listen and read stories of how a mother takes the life of her own child. Similar to this is what happened in Karachi two years back. A mother drowned her 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter and took her life. What is the world coming to?
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