STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

27-year-old Woman arrested in Maharashtra for killing newborn daughter

The accused, Vaishali Pradhan allegedly cut the throat of her daughter, born just a week ago, with sharpened fingernails on Saturday, police said.

Published: 23rd April 2018 11:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2018 11:11 AM   |  A+A-

arrest, handcuff

Image used for representational purpose

By PTI

THANE: A 27-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her newborn daughter, police said.

The accused, Vaishali Pradhan, residing in Umbarde village near here, allegedly cut the throat of her daughter, born just a week ago, with sharpened fingernails on Saturday, police said.

The woman, who already has two daughters aged five and three, was apparently worried that she would not be able to raise her third child given her poor financial condition, the police said.

The homemaker was arrested yesterday by the Khadakpada police and booked on murder charge, they said.

Her husband is a habitual drinker, they said.

After killing the child, the woman took her to the Thane Civil Hospital for "treatment".

Doctors felt something amiss and informed the police, they said.

During questioning, Pradhan confessed to the crime, the police added.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp