Palakkad: Police confirmed the death of a 3-year-old boy at Elappully as murder and took the child’s mother under custody. The deceased is Muhammad Shan, son of Vengodi native Shameer Muhammad.
Kasaba police informed that the mother Asiya (22) allegedly choked the child to death, perceiving that her son would be a barrier to live with her boyfriend.
The incident pertaining to the case happened on Tuesday by around 9.30 am. The child was found dead in the bedroom of Asiya’s residence at Chuttippara. After taking the child to the district hospital, the relatives raised complaints and urged an autopsy. The postmortem report revealed that the child died by choking.
Following this, the police took Asiya in custody and she confessed to the murder during interrogation. She will be taken to her house for collecting evidence on Wednesday.
Relatives said that Asiya and her husband Shameer were living separately for over a year. The child’s last rites were done at Erancheri mosque.