Woman held on charge of murdering newborn baby

Published On: August 25, 2021 09:56 AM NPT By: RSS

BAITADI, August 25: The police have arrested a woman accused of strangling her newborn baby to death. The arrested person has been identified as Madhavi Karki, 35, of Dilashaini Rural Municipality in Baitadi district. 

Preliminary police investigation has shown that she strangled her baby born out of wedlock shortly after its birth. The incident took place at a cornfield near her house. The incident came to the public after the accused's father-in-law reported it to the police. The court has extended judicial custody of the accused and investigations are currently underway. 

The accused woman's husband has gone missing after he went to a foreign country for a job 10 years ago. She has a 13-year-old son.

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