Mother held for killing her child

Chennai: A 27-year-old woman was arrested in Velacheri for killing her two-month-old infant. The body of the child was recovered from a lake in the neighbourhood.

According to police, the woman identified as Uma (27) was married to Vikanna (31) and they were living at Draupadi Amman Koil Street in Velacheri in a joint family. She gave birth to a baby, a couple of months ago.

Two days ago, the baby was found missing from the house and a police complaint was lodged. A special team headed by Velacheri inspector Velu began search. They inspected CCTV cameras in the locality. After a thorough enquiry, they arrested Uma for murdering the infant.

She confessed to the police that she was down with ill-health after pregnancy and could not breast feed her child. She was dejected and disappointed. Hence she chose to dump the baby in the nearby lake. When everyone was fast asleep, she walked away with the baby and dumped her in the lake two nights ago and returned home. She enacted a play that someone had kidnapped the child.

After checking CCTV cameras, police found out that Uma was the actual killer. They arrested her and remanded her to custody.

NT Bureau