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Mum kills newborn baby and son after leaping from Moscow apartment block with children in her arms

A mother allegedly killed her newborn baby and toddler son after leaping almost 200ft from a tower block with the two children in her arms. 

Olga Zharkova, 34, and her two sons, aged three, and one month, died in the fall from a 19th floor flat in Moscow.

Police have opened a murder probe into her death and the death of her two young children.

She is suspected to have suffered from acute postnatal depression before taking her own life and killing her children in the 190ft fall, say investigators. 

The wife of a Russian military officer, Olga Zharkova, 34, fell to her death from a 19th floor flat in Moscow with her two sons, aged three and one month, in her arms

The wife of a Russian military officer, Olga Zharkova, 34, fell to her death from a 19th floor flat in Moscow with her two sons, aged three and one month, in her arms

The wife of a Russian military officer, Olga Zharkova, 34, fell to her death from a 19th floor flat in Moscow with her two sons, aged three and one month, in her arms

Olga had reportedly written a note saying she did not want to leave her children in this ‘hard, gloomy world’.

‘She complained to her acquaintances that she had postnatal depression,’ a law enforcement source told Komsomolskaya Pravda, ‘She felt lonely and tired.’

The mother-of-two, who is the wife of a Russian military officer, held the children in her arms as she fell. 

The mother held the children in her arms as she fell 190ft from the tower block (pictured)

The mother held the children in her arms as she fell 190ft from the tower block (pictured)

Pictured: View of the tower block from above

Pictured: View of the tower block from above

The mother held her newborn baby and toddler son in her arms as she leapt 190ft from the tower block (pictured, left, and right, view from above)

She is suspected to have suffered from acute postnatal depression before taking her own life and killing her children had reportedly written a note saying she did not want to leave her children in 'hard, gloomy world'

She is suspected to have suffered from acute postnatal depression before taking her own life and killing her children had reportedly written a note saying she did not want to leave her children in 'hard, gloomy world'

She is suspected to have suffered from acute postnatal depression before taking her own life and killing her children had reportedly written a note saying she did not want to leave her children in ‘hard, gloomy world’

Her military officer husband was treated for shock when he arrived at the scene.

Earlier she had complained that her husband Dmitry, 35, was away from home for long periods on his military duties, say reports citing law enforcement.

The Russian Investigative Committee opened a murder probe into the deaths of the two children.

A ‘postmortem psychiatric analysis’ will be conducted on the mother, said reports.

Source: Daily Mail

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