Bantwal: Geeta (32), wife of Sunil Gatti of Kodambettu in Vamadapadavu in the taluk, died just ahead of her third delivery on Sunday.
When she developed labour pains, she was brought to a private hospital here. Then she was taken to Lady Goschen hospital in Mangaluru.
On being shifted by an ambulance, she was already found to have breathed her last. Excessive bleeding ahead of childbirth is said to have caused her death.
She had two female children already and was expecting her third child.