Mum and girl die in murder-suicide jump – and gran killed trying to save them

Three members of the same family were wiped out when a woman tried to stop her daughter from jumping to her death while clutching her young grandchild.

Anna Protsenko, 35, took her eight-year-old daughter, Vika, to the top of a 12-story apartment block in Glazov, Russia, with the intention of committing suicide.

However, Ms. Protsenko’s mother, Elena, followed her despairing daughter to the rooftop in an attempt to change her mind.

According to local reports, as Elena, 55, reached out and grabbed her granddaughter’s arm, Anna stepped off of the roof’s edge – sending all three of them hurtling towards the ground.

Their bodies were found motionless in the snow by residents of the building who immediately contacted the emergency services.

All three of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

A suicide note was allegedly found clasped in Anna’s hand, but local authorities are yet to disclose its contents.

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An unnamed source, who knew the family, believes that Anna could have been driven to suicide by strained relations with her in-laws.

One of Anna’s friends said: "Soon after she gave birth, the relationship

between her and [her husband’s] relatives grew tense.

"They thought Anna was a bad mother and wanted [her husband] to break up with her."

The investigation is ongoing.

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