The police have confirmed that a mother and baby were found dead at the foot of a block in the Bukit Panjang area at about 6.40am this morning. They said that the mother and her daughter were found motionless in the vicinity of Block 443B of Fajar Road and that the paramedics pronounced them dead at the scene. Police have classified the case as an unnatural death.
Zaobao which reported the case identified the woman as a 29-year-old who was suffering from postpartum depression, and that she fell from the 12th floor of the block with her baby.
The woman’s brother in speaking to the Chinese newspaper said that the deceased worked as a marketing executive, that she had her baby in mid-September, and that she was on maternity leave. The brother suggested that his sister was affected by depression since the time of her daughter’s birth.
The deaths were reminiscent of similar deaths in the Bukit Panjang area in 2012 where a woman and her eight-month-old baby daughter were found dead at Block 543, Jelapang Road, in Bukit Panjang.