Iraqi woman throws her children into Tigris River

MENA

Published: 2020-10-19 15:05

Last Updated: 2020-10-19 15:35


Iraqi woman throws her children into Tigris River
Iraqi woman throws her children into Tigris River

An Iraqi woman threw her two children from Al-Aimmah Bridge into the Tigris River in Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday.

A video clip circulated on social media showed the moment the mother threw her three-year-old son and two-year-old sister over the bridge overlooking the river.

People on social media said that the reason that prompted her to do so was due to a disagreement with her ex-husband.

The incident shook Iraqis and stirred public opinions demanding severe punishment for the woman.

Iraqi authorities have arrested the woman and the two bodies of the children were pulled from the riverbed.