New Delhi: A shocking CCTV footage has emerged showing a 26-year-old woman throwing her two-year-old son off a staircase from the first floor of her house in a fit of rage. The incident was reported from southeast Delhi’s Pul Prahladpur area on January 24.
Following a complaint from the kid’s father, Nitin Gupta, a businessman, the police have registered a case under Section 308 of the IPC (attempt to commit culpable homicide) against the woman, identified as Sonu Gupta.
The child, Anshu, has suffered head and face injuries and is being treated at the AIIMS hospital, say the police.
Sonu Gupta’s crime was recorded on two cameras that the Guptas say they installed at their home in southeast Delhi to capture proof of her alleged wild behavior. The incident took place last Saturday but the family complained on Tuesday.
In the visuals, Sonu Gupta is seen shouting and getting increasingly agitated. She picks up the child sleeping next to her on the bed and rushes to the door. She is seen hurling him down the stairs in the middle of her screaming. Her in-laws then run down for the child.
Nitin Gupta, who owns a cosmetic shop, married Sonu five years ago. He and his parents allege that she was prone to outbursts and fits of rage.
The police received a call on Tuesday from Mr Gupta alleging that his wife had thrown their child down the stairs from their second floor apartment.
Sonu Gupta’s mother-in-law said: “We were talking and she started fighting over property. While she was shouting, she pulled the child and said that I will kill him and frame all of you. She threw the child from the second floor to the first floor.”
She alleges her daughter-in-law would also hit her. “I got the CCTV installed so I could get proof of her atrocities,” she said.
“These claims have, however, not yet been verified. It is also possible that the in-laws are trying to frame her. We are looking into the matter and appropriate action will be taken soon. The woman is being counselled,” a senior police official said.