Mumbai/ Meerut: A 50-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping from the 7th floor of a building, allegedly after a heated argument with her 31-year-old daughter over jewellery, according to the Mumbai Police.

The daughter too had tried to commit suicide by drinking phenyl, but she is however admitted to a hospital, according to a release by the Mumbai Police.

According to the release, the mother-daughter duo got into an argument over jewellery, the daughter then went on to drink phenyl in an attempt to end her life.

Her father took the daughter to the nearest hospital for treatment, upon returning, he found the house empty.

Upon searching for his wife, he saw her body sprawled on the ground floor in a pool of blood. He took the mother to the same hospital where she was declared dead.

According to senior police officer of the Oshiwara police station, Dayanand Hanumant Bangar, the woman had committed suicide by jumping from the 7th floor of the building.

A case regarding the same has been registered at Oshiwara police station. Further investigation is underway. 

Meanwhile, in another horrific crime, a 19-year old girl was shot dead by her cousin in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh, according to superintendent of police (SP) Rural, Avinash Pandey.

"On the night of Saturday we received a call about a girl being shot by unknown assailants. Upon investigating the matter, and checking the CCTV footage we came to know that she was shot by one of her cousins. It was revealed that the girl used to talk with a boy over the phone, which the family disproved of," Pandey told reporters on Sunday.

"The girl's brother has accepted the presence of the family members at the scene of crime. We are conducting the post-mortem of the body and the search for the person who fired the bullet is on," he added.

A case has been registered in the matter. Further details are awaited.