Chennai: A day after a couple lodged complaint about their 35-day missing child, police revealed that the child was murdered by the parents themselves and recovered the child’s body from a lake. Police arrested the woman and concluded that she had murdered the month-old child as she was unable to breastfeed the baby due to immense pain and hence staged the entire drama of child gone missing.
On Saturday, the two lodged a complaint at Velachery police station, alleging that the infant who was sleeping with them went missing. As they had kept the door open for ventilation, someone could have stolen the baby, she said.
However, the police grew suspicions as the lady have contradictory statements.
The preliminary investigation with neighbors suggested that the woman, wearing a nightie, was carrying the child at 4 am. When confronted the parents, Uma revealed that she killed the child as she was not able to breastfeed it. She took the sleeping child at 4 am on Saturday and threw it in Velachery lake.
Police said Venkanna (30) and his wife Uma (27) of Andhra Pradesh, who had migrated to Chennai looking for a job five years ago. At present, Uma has been booked on charges of murder and was arrested.