In the second such incident in a month, a 34-year-old woman jumped to death from the terrace of her seven-storeyed building in suburban Dahisar here on Saturday afternoon, after flinging her 5-year-old son down.

Last month on International Women's Day, another woman jumped to death from the terrace of her building after throwing her two children down.

Police said that at around 12.15 p.m., Deepti Nilesh Chauhan (34) went to the terrace of the Alaknanda housing society and flung her five-year-old son Siddhesh from there and then herself jumped. Both were rushed to a local hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival, police said.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Sunil Deshmukh said that Ms. Chauhan took the drastic step because her in-laws accused her of having an illicit relationship.