HYDERABAD: A 35-year-old mother of three in Sivareddipeta in Vikarabad allegedly confessed on Saturday to having killed her eldest son for refusing to eat his food on Friday night. Pameena Begum, the accused, has been living in a rented house at Alampalli colony with her children for the past two months. She has been separated from her husband for five years.
According to police, on Friday night, Pameena’s eldest son Rehan, 12, went to sleep without having his dinner. This upset Pameena who yelled at him and started beating him.
She struck his head against a wall and the boy collapsed. Distressed, Pameena called her mother in the neighbouring village. In the early hours of Saturday, Pameena and her mother tried to shift the body to Sivareddipeta to cremate the body, but, police, who had been tipped off caught them, and sent the body to Vikarabad government hospital for post-mortem examination.
Vikarabad inspector G Ravi said the woman confessed to having beaten her son to death. “It is alleged that the boy was suffering from jaundice when the incident happened. We are awaiting PME report to proceed further and booked a case under 304 B of IPC based on village revenue officer’s complaint,” he said.