This is the shocking moment a mother throws her toddler son onto the metro tracks before she herself jumps in an apparent suicide attempt.

 

The incident took place in the station of Tepito, in the city of Mexico City, Mexican capital. The woman, named Oyuji Medina, 31, was recorded on CCTV cameras throwing her three-years-old son onto the tracks from the platform before jumping down too.

 

The video went viral and caused outrage among citizens. It shows another passenger approaching them while she is seen dragging her son to the middle of the tracks. The other passenger can be seen trying to convince the woman to get back onto the platform.

 

Local media reported that other passengers managed to rescue the toddler and the mother and metro staff managed to stop the oncoming train.

 

The mother was then arrested by the police and charged with attempted murder. After a medical check, she was diagnosed with depression and she and her boy were also found to have several injuries on their bodies consistent with a beating.

 

The mother’s relatives were called by the authorities but nobody went to pick up the toddler and therefore the child was placed in the care of Social Services.

 

The investigation is still ongoing.

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