Fed up with infant's constant crying due to ill health, mother in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi kills him

A 25-year-old woman from Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra allegedly killed her six-month-old son as she was fed up with his constant crying due to ill-health.

Press Trust of India August 11, 2018 20:16:12 IST
Fed up with infant's constant crying due to ill health, mother in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi kills him

Thane: A 25-year-old woman from Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra allegedly killed her six-month-old son as she was fed up with his constant crying due to ill health, police said on Saturday.

The woman, Kalpana Gaikar, murdered the boy by drowning him in a nullah in Dhapsipada village in Bhiwandi and tried to pass it off as an accident, Thane district rural police said.

Fed up with infants constant crying due to ill health mother in Maharashtras Bhiwandi kills him

File image of Maharashtra Police. AFP

The woman was arrested on Saturday and a case of murder was registered against her, they said.

"She was fed up with her son, Rishabh, as he used to constantly cry. He used to frequently fall sick. Besides, the woman herself was not keeping well since his birth," police said.

"On August 8, she took him out of the house and drowned him in a nullah in the village. The police first registered a case of accidental death. However, during the probe, it came to light that she was behind the crime," they said.

Further investigation into the case is on.

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