A young woman allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a canal and her husband drowned while trying to save her at New Ashok Nagar in East Delhi on Wednesday night. It is suspected that the couple were depressed over their son’s illness.

According to the police, a passer-by spotted the two bodies in the Kondli Canal around 9 p.m. and informed the police. The police fished out the bodies and they were identified as those of Manoj Kumar (25) and his wife Hema (23).

The bodies were sent to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for post-mortem.

During investigation, the police found that the couple had two children and were under depression after they came to know that their two-year-old son was suffering from some neural problems since birth.