KULATHUPUZHA: A 20-year-old woman was held for suffocating her new born baby and hiding the body in the cupboard. She has been identified as Shamna of Kulathupuzha.
Police version is that the woman delivered a baby girl at her husband’s house in the afternoon. She immediately suffocated the baby using her shawl and hid the body in the cupboard. Soon after the incident, she got treatment at a private hospital for stomach ache. The incident came to light after the hospital authorities questioned her on suspicion. The body of the child was brought to the hospital by her mother-in-law at night.
It is suspected that she may have killed the baby as it was an illegitimate one.
She was married to Siyad, working in the Gulf, two years before. The Kulathupuzha police are questioning her on the complaint lodged by the hospital authorities.