Thane: Woman arrested for allegedly killing newborn daughter
(Sourced from PTI)
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 Thane, allegedly cut the throat of her daughter, born just a week ago, with sharpened fingernails on Saturday, police said. The homemaker was arrested yesterday by the Khadakpada police and booked on the murder charge, they said.
The woman, who already has two daughters aged five and three, was apparently worried that she wouldn't be able to raise her third child given her poor financial condition, the police said. After killing the child, she took her to Thane Civil Hospital for "treatment". Doctors felt something amiss and informed the police, they said. During questioning, Pradhan confessed to the crime, police added.