Heartbreaking incident: Mother sets her 12-day-old baby ablaze in Bhatkal

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Qazi | Published on 13th March 2018, 1:28 AM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Bhatkal: In a heartbreaking incident, a mentally unstable woman set her 12 days old baby girl ablaze causing the baby's death. The incident happened at Venktapur region in Bhatkal taluk.

According to the sources, Yashoda Moger (24) of Venktapur had married Gopal Moger of Belni around three years back and was residing in a rental house in Bhatkal town from last one year. When Yashoda was pregnant, she was staying with her parents in Venktapur. It is said that she delivered a baby girl on 27th February in Murdeshwar hospital. Later she went to her mother's house in Venktapur with baby girl. 

No family members of her came to see her newly born baby. She assumed that as she has delivered a baby girl, no one has turned up to meet her. This made her undergo a mental depression and later on Friday, 9the March she  set her baby ablaze using kerosene oil.

Observed this by Yashoda's brother, immediately lifted up the baby from getting burnt and rushed her to Manipal hospital. But sadly, she succumbed to her injuries on Saturday.

Acting on the tip-off, Bhatkal rural police arrested Yashoda and was produced in the court. She has been remanded judicial custody and has been sent to women's remand home in Karwar.

Further investigations are carried on.

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