A 33-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by drowning herself in a lake, following her husband’s death due to COVID-19 in Maharashtra’s Nanded district, police said on Thursday.
The woman’s three-year-old son also followed her into Sunegaon lake in Loha and drowned as a result on Wednesday night, an official said.
According to the police, a 40-year-old labourer from Telangana had come to Loha, located 40 km from Nanded city, in search of work and had gotten infected with the disease.
The man died in a government hospital on April 13, following which his wife allegedly committed suicide by drowning herself in the lake, the official said.
The couple had three children, and one of them, a three-year-old boy, followed his mother into the lake and drowned in the process, he said, adding that the matter came to light on Thursday morning.