News Local Woman allegedly kills own child, attempts suicide

Woman allegedly kills own child, attempts suicide

A woman has been hospitalised after allegedly killing her 12 year old son and attempting to take her own life, philenews reports.

The incident occurred in Yeri on Thursday.

Philenews said that it is believed that the woman killed her son with a knife and then attempted to kill herself with the same weapon.

The woman is currently at Nicosia Hospital and is reported to be in serious condition

CyBC said the woman is Russian and is married to a Greek Cypriot.

He had reportedly gone to the house earlier today but neither his wife nor the boy answered the door and he was unable to unlock it to enter.

He was able to gain access with the help of the fire service where he found the boy dead and the woman injured, CyBC added.

Police and state pathologists are at the scene.





Top Stories

EU, Turkey cautiously eye improved ties after tough 2020

The European Union and Turkey have pressed each other to take concrete steps to improve relations long strained by disagreements over energy, migration and...

TV audience for Biden inauguration tops Trump’s viewership four years earlier

Roughly 40 million people watched live coverage of Democrat Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president on six TV networks, according to Nielsen data released...

EU to tighten travel curbs for virus hot spots as third wave fears mount

The European Commission has proposed to EU leaders identifying "dark red" coronavirus hot spots from which all but essential travel would be discouraged after...

President Anastasiades says slow rollout of EU vaccines a problem

President Nicos Anastasiades has pointed out the problems Cyprus is confronted with because of the slow rollout from the EU of Covid-19 vaccines. This is...

Cyprus’ revised 2021 budget approved by marginal majority

Cyprus’ revised 2021 budget was approved by marginal majority on Thursday evening allowing the government to deal with the crucial economic fallout from the...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...