Friday, Jul 01, 2022

Pestered Over Breastfeeding, Mother ‘Kills’ Her Baby In Chhattisgarh

The police said the mother has been suffering from mental health issues, and she has been detained in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district.

Mother kills her toddler son.(Representational image)

Agitated by her toddler son’s persistence for breast feeding, a mother suffering from mental health issues allegedly killed her baby in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district, police said on Thursday.

The incident, as per police, took place on Wednesday in Sector-5 area, about 10 km from the district headquarters, under Balco police station limits.

“As per preliminary investigation, the police have learnt that since 2014, the woman was suffering from a psychological problem and was under-treatment. The police have detained the woman and questioned her,” said a police officer.

She was fed up with the child's constant demand for being breast-fed, he said.

The woman, in a fit of rage, banged the child on the floor of her house. The child suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead, the official said.
The police have registered a case against the woman under relevant provisions, he added. (With PTI inputs)