A 21-year-old female student of one of the tertiary institutions in Enugu State has allegedly strangled her baby, shortly after delivery.
The incident was said to have occurred at Royal Lodge, Agbani in Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State.
It was however gathered that after delivering the baby on November 17, the mother identified as Sandra Chisom Dimbo, killed the baby in her room.
The hitherto Serene environment at Agbani was turned sour as the news of a mother killing her baby threw residents of the area into sorrowful mood.
Ebere Amaraizu, the spokesman for Enugu State Police Command confirmed the report.
Narrating the tragic incident, Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police (SP) said on that fateful day, the cry of a baby was heard in Sandra’s room which attracted neighbours to her room but they could not gain access into the room until the door was forced open.
He said on forcing themselves into the room, the neighbours discovered that the mother had killed her baby.
Amaraizu said the police had recovered the baby and launched a full scale investigation into the incident while Sandra, the principal suspect was helping the police operatives in their investigation into the crime.