Killed newborn to live with new lover, mother tells police
Thiruvananthapuram: A woman, who murdered and buried her own newborn baby, said she committed the heinous act to live with her new lover.
Nedumangad Panavoor native Viji (29) had murdered her newborn baby and buried the infant behind her house. The murder, which took place several days ago, came to light only on Thursday morning.
Viji, who was 9-months pregnant, murdered the infant on Sunday. According to Viji’s statement to police, she drank juice containing the extract of several herbs including papaya. This resulted in Viji delivering the baby. She immediately stuffed clothes inside the baby’s mouth to prevent the child from crying. Then she strangled the child. After confirming the child’s death, she kept the body inside a shelf in her house. She buried the body behind her house on Monday morning.
Viji, who had separated from her husband, said she did everything to live with her new lover.
On Monday morning, neighbours noticed that Viji’s belly looked normal but the child was nowhere to be seen. The neighbours grew suspicious and informed the police. The officials registered a case and took the woman into custody on Thursday.