Incident Reports

Mother arrested on charge of killing infant


Province 1, Udayapur, Belaka

A woman from Maina Maini VDC in Udayapur district has been arrested by the police on the charge of killing her own 6-months old infant son. Binu Basnet of Maina Maini-7 was arrested by the police. According to police, the woman had mischievously sought police's help in locating her son after killing and throwing the dead body in the nearby jungle. The initial investigation by the police indicated that the woman might have killed her infant son in order to marry another man. The body of the infant has been sent to BP Koirala Medical Institute for post-mortem.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Infanticide
Weapons None
Primary Cause Others
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
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