A woman in India has been accused of killing her three-year-old child and dumping her body in a rubbish heap.
The incident took place in Palghar district in the western state of Maharashtra on Monday, police said on Tuesday.
Local police arrested the defendant, identified as 37-year-old Afsana, also known as Tara Sulemani. Authorities said the mother allegedly killed her daughter, wrapped her child’s body in a plastic bag and dumped the body near a bakery near her home, the Press Trust of India reported.
After disposing of the body, she pretended that her daughter had disappeared, after which her relatives and neighbors began searching for the child. They later found the body of the underage girl in the trash.
The neighbors and relatives began beating the mother, who later admitted to killing the child. The police then arrived at the scene and arrested the accused woman.
Authorities also said the child had signs of injuries all over his body.
An autopsy would confirm the exact cause of death. The motive behind the killing has not been established, Hindustan Times Marathi reported.
It is not yet clear who lived with the woman. The whereabouts of the child’s father were also not known.
Last month, a woman in the southern state of Tamil Nadu was accused of killing her newborn baby by drowning the child in a bucket of water. The unidentified woman had recently become estranged from her husband. The incident came to light when the woman was taken to hospital due to bleeding. The doctor who examined her at the hospital determined that the bleeding was related to childbirth. When asked about the baby, she didn’t reveal anything. The woman and her husband, who later arrived at the hospital, then made conflicting statements. This raised doubts among the hospital staff, who then called the police to the scene. Fearing what would happen, the woman admitted to killing her newborn minutes after birth by drowning the child in a bucket of water in a toilet. Police later recovered the infant’s body from the couple’s home.
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