Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: A woman and her 10-day-old girl child fell into a well at Iyyappa Nagar in K.K. Nagar here on Wednesday.

S. Sivakami (29), reported to be mentally ill, was married to lorry driver Selvam of Srirangam.

She had come to her parent’s house at Iyyappa Nagar for delivery.

Police said the neighbours heard a thud from the well in the house and rushed there to find the woman inside it. She was immediately rescued. But unable to rescue the child, her parents approached the K.K. Nagar police, who, in turn, alerted the Fire and Rescue Services Department. The infant died by then.

The woman was admitted to a private hospital.

The K.K. Nagar police have registered a case of suspicious death and are conducting further investigations.