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French woman kills adopted daughter, self

A French woman allegedly committed suicide after killing her seven-year-old adopted daughter at Anjuna village near here, police said on Saturday

French woman kills adopted daughter, self
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“Severina Figueiredo killed herself on Friday by slitting her neck with blade after smothering her seven-yearold daughter from Karntaka, whom she had adopted three years back,” Anjuna police inspector Paresh Naik told PTI. The incident came to light on Friday when one of her family friends visited her residence, he added. 

A police team from Anjuna police station rushed to their rented room. When the police broke opened the door which was locked from inside, they found her body in pool of blood. 

Police said Severina’s husband had gone to France and at the time of the incident, the woman and her daughter were alone in the house. 

“A suicide note purportedly written by Severina in French was found next to her body. As per the note, Severina took the extreme step as she was suffering from severe depression,” the officer said. 

Naik said Severina was in Goa on a tourist visa along with her adopted daughter. 

The bodies of both the victims have been sent to Goa Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem. 

The parents of the girl hailing Bijapur in Karnataka have been informed about her death, police said, adding further investigation was underway. 

A case under relevant sections of IPC has been registered at the Anjuna police station.

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