Kerala: Woman kills 6-year-old son as a ‘sacrifice to god’; arrested

Kerala: A 30-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday in Kerala’s Palakkad district for allegedly murdering her six-year-old son to please God.


The arrested teacher, Shahida, 30, is said to be pregnant. The deceased has been identified as Amil. Her husband Sulaiman along with two other children was sleeping in another room when the incident happened. The woman was booked under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.


According to the FIR filed at the Palakkad South station, Shahida, a mother of three from Puthupallytheruv, killed her third child and called the 112 emergency control room in Palakkad between 3 and 4 am and confessed to the crime. She told the police that she had murdered her 6-year-old son, Aamil, as a sacrifice to the ‘Allah’.



Palakkad Superintendent of Police R Viswanathan said, “We have arrested the lady and booked her under Section 302 of IPC. However, we are probing all aspects of the case and will press more charges on her if required.” The FIR says that the mother admitted to having sacrificed her third son to please god.


Shahida, a teacher at a nearby madrasa, is three months pregnant. Her husband Sulaiman, who was earlier employed in Gulf now works as a taxi driver in Palakkad town.

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