In a heartbreaking incident reported in Akola, a married woman strangled her 20-day-old baby girl at her home in the Telhara district, Akola.
The incident took place in Wadi Adampur, Telhara, on October 7.
The accused mother, identified as Lakshmi Gajanan Bhadey, Ramtirth, Amravati has been arrested under murder charges.
Lakshmi had gone to her mother’s house in Wadi, Adampur. The health of Lakshmi’s 20-day-old daughter, Shreya, worsened on October 7.
To treat her, Lakshmi and her brother Saurabh Baringe took her to a hospital in Telhara. The doctors at Telhara referred the infant to Akola Government Hospital.
However, Lakshmi and her brother did not take the girl to Akola, returning home instead. After a half hour, Lakshmi and Saurabh carried Shreya to the Akola district government hospital wearing an oxygen mask in an ambulance.
At the hospital, the toddler was pronounced dead. However, the doctors recommended a post-mortem report due to suspicions of foul play.
Initial autopsy reports claimed that the child had died of strangulation. Lakshmi confessed to killing her daughter during a police interrogation.