Three family members have died after a woman tried to prevent her daughter from jumping off the top of a 12-storey building with her grandchild.
According to local media, Anna Protsenko, 35, took her eight-year-old daughter Vika to the top of an apartment block in the town of Glazov in the west-central Russian republic of Udmurtia with the intention of committing suicide.
However, 55-year-old Elena tried to stop her daughter from killing herself and her young child, and followed them to the rooftop.
Once there, Anna allegedly took her daughter’s hand and jumped.
Anna Protsenko, 35, pictured here with her her eight-year-old daughter Vika; they lived in the town of Glazov in the west-central Russian republic of Udmurtia
The dead bodies can be seen blurred out on the left as emergency crews arrive to find the three generations of females dead in the snow
Vika, eight, plunged to her death alongside her mother and grandmother who tried to hold onto her arm
As Elena was pulling at her granddaughter’s arm at the time, she was also taken over the edge, according to local media.
Their motionless bodies were found by local residents who called the emergency services.
Reports said that the victims died on the spot.
The police allegedly found a suicide note in Anna’s hand, although its contents have not yet been disclosed.
According to an unnamed source who knew the family, Anna could have been driven to suicide by the relatives of her common-law husband Aleksey.
Anna met Aleksey two years ago and they started living together in his flat along with his mother and sister.
One year later, Anna gave birth to their son.
According to an unnamed source who knew the family, Anna (pictured here in a garden) could have been driven to suicide by the relatives of her common-law husband Aleksey
Her friends say the couple had a good relationship at first, but then things turned sour.
One of Anna’s friends said: ‘Soon after she gave birth, the relationship between her and Aleksey’s relatives grew tense.
‘They thought Anna was a bad mother and wanted Aleksey to break up with her.’
The investigation is ongoing.