Baby killed 'to get vacation'
Dubai, January 22, 2014
Dubai police have arrested a housemaid on charges of murdering her sponsors’ baby by suffocating her with a wet rag, a report said.
The baby’s Indian parents found the child dead when they returned from work on Sunday, a police official was quoted as saying by the Gulf News report.
An autopsy found the cause of death to be suffocation.
The police official said the housemaid, who is in her 20s, is suspected of using a wet rag to suffocate the girl while she slept. She was upset because her sponsors had prevented her from going on vacation, the report quoting the police said.
She has confessed to the crime and said she thought the baby’s death would enable her to take leave, the police said in the report.