LAHORE: A one-month-old infant boy was killed while his three-year-old sister was injured when their mother allegedly threw the boy down from the third storey of her flat and then jumped down along with the girl at Kothay Pind LDA flats, Faisal Town, on Monday.

Preliminary investigation showed that Muhammad Islam of Chishtian, who was residing in a rented room of LDA flats and worked at a hotel, reached home at night. He and his wife, Abida, 30, exchanged arguments over some domestic issue and later Islam went to sleep. Around 4am, he got up on hearing some voices and came downstairs to see his son Saddam, daughter Umme Farwah and wife lying on the ground.

Saddam died on spot while Umme Farwah and Abida were shifted to the Jinnah Hospital where Abida was in coma and said to be in a critical condition. Farwah got her one arm fractured in the incident.

Police sent the child’s body for autopsy, registered a murder-cum-attempted suicide case against Abida on the complaint of Islam.

Model Town SP (Investigation) Dr Rizwan Ahmad Khan said police had recorded Islam’s statement.

Police said the couple were having tense relations due to domestic issues, including financial problems.

Published in Dawn, October 21st, 2014

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