A 29 year-old mother suspected of post-partum depression jumped off the 12th story of her HDB block today with her newborn baby girl in her arms.
Both mother and daughter landed on the grass patch below their block but did not survive the fall.
The jumping occured at about 6AM today at Bukit Panjang, Fajar Hills estate, Block 443B.
According to the brother of the deceased mother, she had been working as an admin and marketing staff before her death. She had given birth to her baby girl in September and was on maternity leave and had been cared for by a confinement lady and her maid. He suspected that his sister had been influenced by serious depression, which caused her to commit suicide.