• A woman in India pushed her son and daughter in front of a train before dying of suicide, officials allege
  • She was stopped from attending her brother's wedding prior to the incident
  • The bodies of the three deceased were sent to postmortem 

A woman in the Indian state of Gujarat allegedly killed her two minor children and took her own life after she was restricted from attending her brother's wedding over the weekend, according to reports.

The woman, whose identity was not revealed, jumped in front of a train that ran along the Gonda-Gorakhpur route Sunday, NDTV reported, citing M. P. Chaturvedi of the Government Railway Police.

An investigation showed that the woman might have pushed her 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter in front of the train before taking the extreme step herself, Chaturvedi said.

The three were found later that day on the railway tracks located outside the village of Sothia after their disappearance prompted a search, according to police.

Prior to the incident, the woman allegedly asked her husband to send money so she could attend her brother's wedding, which was set to take place Sunday, unnamed police sources told the outlet.

She then became angry as her husband did not send the money and did not attend the wedding, according to the report. The woman's in-laws also allegedly stopped her from going to her parents' place.

The woman's death is currently being viewed as suicide, and all three bodies have been sent for postmortem, Chaturvedi said.

A similar incident occurred in California back in 2020 when a woman allegedly stepped in front of a train while carrying her son, which resulted in both of their deaths.

The woman, identified as 36-year-old former nurse Therese Papagayo, stepped in front of a Los Angeles Metro train at the California Avenue Crossing on April 15, 2020, while she was carrying her 15-month-old son.

A train engineer saw Papagayo approach the path of the train, but they were unable to see the infant.

Both Papagayo and her child were pronounced dead at the scene. The former had died from "blunt force traumatic injuries," an autopsy determined.

No one aboard the train was injured in the incident, and the passengers were offloaded before being taken to their destinations via buses, according to police.

The Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau, Arcadia Police Department and Monrovia police investigated the case.

Papagayo, whose California license expired two years ago, was believed to have had a history of depression.

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.

Representation. A woman in India who died of suicide was stopped by her in-laws from attending her brother's marriage, according to reports. Kleinheinz/Pixabay