Mother drowns infant daughter at Karachi’s Sea View

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KARACHI: Police on Tuesday arrested a woman who drowned her two-and-a-half-year old daughter in Karachi’s Sea View.

According to SSP South Pir Muhammad Shah, the body of the infant, Anam, was found near Do Darya. Sea View police added that the mother, 28-year-old Shakila Rashid, had drowned her daughter near Farhan Shaheed Park in Defence Phase VIII, on Monday.

Police claimed that the mother had recorded her statement after being arrested for murder. Residents had informed police that Shakila had drowned her daughter.

“This morning, we found Anam’s body near Emaar Apartments at Do Darya,” said Pir Muhammad Shah.

Police said that she had said in her statement that her husband had kicked her and their daughter out of their home.

Consumed with grief, she had decided to murder her daughter and commit suicide.

Reportedly, her husband works at a private hospital. Shakila is a resident of Sultanabad Colony.