The Kyiv police revealed the details of the tragedy in Darnytskyi district, Censor.NET reports.
The tragic accident happened at 12 Sribnokilska Str., in Darnytskyi district of Kyiv today. The police was informed that a young woman threw her own child and a cat out of the window of the seventh floor. Then she jumped down.
"The woman died on the spot, while the boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition," the head of Darnytsia police department Serhii Chernyshov reported.
The woman is a local resident born in 1986. When police officers tried to enter her apartment, it was closed, so police had to break the door. Investigative team is working at the scene.
Neighbors said they had heard cries for help before the woman and her child fell out of the window.
Criminal proceedings have been opened under article 115 (premeditated murder) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The police is establishing the circumstances and causes of the tragedy, questioning neighbors and eyewitnesses.