A mother in England who thought she had stomach cancer committed suicide by drowning herself in a local river.
Seemberjeet Kaur, 35, reportedly was obsessed with her health and that of her 4-year-old daughter, who had severe eczema and pneumonia, according to the Inquisitr.
Because her daughter was sick and she herself was starting to lose weight quickly, Kaur gave up her job at a nursery months before committing suicide.
In 2013, Kaur, who is from West Yorkshire, went to the doctor because she was worried about her health. She was prescribed a muscle relaxant.
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Still, the mother went online to research her sickness and came to her own conclusion that she had stomach cancer.
According to her husband, Balijeet Sing Kang, Kaur was profoundly affected by her daughter’s illness and she “did not leave her side.”
“She got a bit protective. It snowed one day and she did not want me to take her outside. She was consumed with her health. She talked to everyone about it all the time,” Kang said.
Kang said that he and Kaur had had an arranged marriage, but were close to one another.
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“It was an arranged marriage, but one we were both happy with as we spent time talking and getting to know each other. She was always close to her family and spoke to them once or twice a week. She got on with everyone easily,” he said.
Kang added that he thinks his wife was affected negatively when she stopped working and that she didn’t leave the house as much as she should’ve.
“She seemed happy but disappointed not to work. She liked the house to be clean and tidy and she was a bit OCD about this. She didn’t have any hobbies or go out much,” he said.
In October, Kaur made several calls to her husband about feeling sick, and then went down to a river. Her body was found six weeks later drowned.
According to the coroner, Kaur was under the impression that her organs were failing.
“I record a verdict that she took her own life whilst the balance of her mind was disturbed,” the coroner’s report said.
Source: The Inquisitr