A three-year-old child in Nigeria died after allegedly being flogged by his mother, police said Thursday.
The defendant, identified as Chinelo Udogu, was arrested by Anambra State Police.
Realizing her daughter had died, the woman put the child’s body in a bag and threw it in a bush, local media outlet Punch Metro reported.
After some local residents lodged a complaint with the police, Udogu was taken into custody and she confessed to the crime. Officers then took her to the area where she dropped the child off.
Police recovered the victim’s decomposed body in a bush.
“I hit her and she started convulsing. So I took her to Kings (hospital). When she got there, she died, so I threw her body here,” Udogu said, according to local police media reports.
Authorities did not disclose the date the incident occurred. The Anambra State Police Command confirmed on Thursday that the suspect has been arrested and the matter has been referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.
“In the incident involving a woman, Chinelo Udogu, who allegedly whipped a three-year-old child to death and dumped her body in a bush in Amikwo, Awka, she was arrested and the victim’s body was recovered,” a state police spokesman said. According to VanguardNGR, Tochukwu Ikenga said.
“The lesson we need to learn is that we should be careful when we’re angry and refrain from using physical means when correcting our children.”
The charges against the woman were not disclosed. It is also not known if another family member had been living with the mother-daughter duo in the home where the incident occurred.
Last week a man was arrested in Egypt for allegedly killing his 3-year-old daughter after she opened the fridge without his permission. Local media reported the father tortured the child by burning body parts. Then he brutally beat the child. The defendant’s wife, who was the victim’s stepmother, admitted that her husband physically assaulted his daughter as punishment. During interrogation, the accused admitted to torturing and beating his daughter until she lost consciousness. He then took her to a hospital, where doctors pronounced her dead.
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