Mother, 6-year-old daughter die Garba’s night; Vadodara police investigate mysterious deaths

A 36-year-old woman and her six-year-old daughter have died under mysterious circumstances in the early hours of Monday after participating in Garba’s festivities in Vadodara. The woman’s husband claimed they were rushed to a private hospital after complaining of discomfort. However, doctors declared them dead.

Sama Police Station in Vadodara Town opened an investigation and sent the bodies of the mother and daughter for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Police arrested the woman’s husband for questioning. Deputy Police Commissioner, H Division, Bharat Rathod told The Indian Express that police are awaiting the main medical examination report. “We are unable to determine the cause of death at this time. The husband said the wife and daughter were rushed to a private hospital because they were uncomfortable around 2 a.m. on Monday. They were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. We found a few marks on the woman’s neck but these are not obvious signs of strangulation or injury, so we are awaiting the autopsy report. We also asked for the main medical report from the private hospital they were taken to for the first time, ”Rathod said.

Police said the deceased woman’s brother had arrived and recorded his statement. More details are awaited.