Lucknow: A step-mom in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh has been accused of strangulating her six-year-old son after he asked for food, police said on Wednesday.
Five months ago, 25-year-old Tabassum had married Shahid Khan, a widower with two children. On Tuesday, the body of the older child, Saif, was found in their home in the Bithra area of the city.
Shahid, who is a mason by profession, has accused Tabassum of strangulating his six-year-old child. The police have sent the body for autopsy and has detained the stepmother.
A police officer told media that the accused killed the child in a fit of rage as he woke her up from her afternoon nap after his return from school and asked for food.
Saif's four-year-old younger sister was at home when the incident happened. She narrated the entire episode to her grandmother when she returned home, who later repeated the shocking tale to the police team.
However, as per the report, Saif's sister's statement could not be recorded as she is a minor.
For now, the Uttar Pradesh Police, who have detained the accused and have kept her at women's police station, are waiting for the postmortem examination report.