A 9-month-old baby was tragically killed by her mother and her lover in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. The reason being? The infant’s face was said to resemble the man!
According to sources, the suspects, known as Ayu and Muhammad Amin, decided to end the baby’s life due to fear that their affair would be exposed. They were afraid that the resemblance would be too obvious, Tribun News reported.
Apparently, both suspects had already been married. Not only that, the couple also reportedly planned the brutal murder after the couple’s secret romance was discovered by their neighbour. The victim was killed in a rather heinous manner, where the little baby was forced to drink brown sugar water mixed with tamarind and hair oil.
After that, the poor child was strangled to death. The police have found the victim, named Kartina Suci Rahayu, lifeless in a room in her house. They also suspected that the baby was murdered by her own mother, as she was not at the scene.
The duo were detained in less than 24 hours after the tragic incident took place. Police have also seized the evidences hidden in a hut located at a garden near the residence by the two culprits.
So what drove her to conduct such a terrible act? In this case, Ayu claimed that her boyfriend persuaded her to kill her offspring so that he can teach her how to pray and recite the Quran.
The murder is believed to have taken place last Saturday night (6th February) and had been planned for the past two months.