Bengaluru: A woman, who is mentally disturbed and under treatment for prolonged psychiatric illness has killed her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter fearing that the child too could suffer from similar issues.
The homemaker confessed to police that she was forced to kill her child to end future problems. The child was the only daughter of a man aged 35, and his wife, residents of Medarahalli, near KR Puram here.
It is said that the man did odd jobs in the evening to support his family. And the incident happened on the night of Wednesday February 2. Though initially the woman claimed her daughter had died of illness, as neighbours grew suspicious they alerted the cops.
Following the alert, the woman confessed about the murder when police interrogated her about the marks found on the child’s face and neck.