In a world which is always marching forward towards advancement, superstitions are still a reality. And we are no stranger to the massive level of brainwash that comes with these logicless beliefs, which can persuade a person to do the vilest things. Needless to say, this news is a sheer example.
In an incident which is shocking enough to give you goosebumps, Adiba, a 27-year-old mother from Delhi, murdered her 7-month-old baby. The reason? She believed that her daughter was the reason for all the medical and financial problems of her family.
According to News18, the incident took place on August 20, 2018.
After committing the heinous crime, she tried to fool the world claiming that her baby died of accidental drowning. She took the dead child to the Moolchand hospital where the authorities alerted the police about the arrival and the condition of the victim. The police saw marks on the baby’s neck and hence, did not buy her story that the baby had accidentally drowned. After the body was sent for post-mortem to AIIMS, the reports said the baby had died of strangulation.
However, she later broke down and confessed to killing her daughter. She stated the misfortunes of her family as the reason behind her step and said that that was the only option available to her. She strangled the infant with a dupatta when no one was home and then put her in water to make it look like a drowning. The woman has been taken into custody while the dupatta has also been found.
This is outright ridiculous. How on earth can an infant be a sign of bad luck? It’s high time we make proper use of the education we have received and impart them to people like Abida, who needs to be pulled out of insane beliefs.