Thiruvananthapuram: A 30-year-old pregnant madrassa teacher has been accused of killing her six-year-old son by slitting his throat at her house in Poolakkad, on Sunday.
The incident took place at 4 am. The victim was the the youngest of the woman’s three sons, who was sleeping with her.
The accused woke the boy up and took him to the washroom and tied up his legs before slitting his throat. This was apparently to please god through a sacrificial offering, cops informed.
The pregnant woman Shahida called the 112 emergency control room in Palakkad between 3 and 4 am on Sunday to inform them that she had sacrificed her son to ‘please Allah’.
When police visited, the mother welcomed them. She could be seen with an injury mark on her hand.
The police went inside to find to find the child lying in a pool of blood inside the bathroom with the condition aforementioned.
According to the police, Shahida has now been taken into Custody. The accused’s husband Sulaiman, and their two other children who were sleeping in another bedroom were unware of the incident, police added.
Shahida works as a at a nearby madrasa and is three months pregnant. Sulaiman, who works in the Gulf, is also working as a taxi driver in Palakkad town.
The woman has been booked under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after the FIR, which says that she had murdered her child as a sacrifice to ‘Allah’.
“The FIR says what the mother told the police. We can arrive at a conclusion Whether that was indeed the reason or whether there are any other reason, only after a thorough investigation,” Palakkad Superintendent of Police R Viswanath was quoted as saying by News 18.