Mother throws 3-week-old son off 4th floor window

Mother throws 3-week-old son off 4th floor window
Published: 2015 August 09 15:28:44 (9971 Views)
The mother from Queens, US, charged with throwing her 3-week-old-son to his death from a fourth-floor window told cops that an evil spirit had taken over her baby's body.

Rashida Chowdhury's admission was revealed as she was arraigned Saturday night on murder charges at Queens Criminal Court.

Prosecutors said Chowdhury, 21, confessed to throwing Rizwan Ahmad out the window of her Richmond Hill Apartment in a crazed bid to save him from an evil spirit.

Chowdhury, wearing a blue t-shirt and a blank expression, was ordered held with bail and was placed on suicide watch.

A family member in the audience broke down as Chowdhury was led out of the courtroom.

Chowdhury was arrested one day after her child was discovered in the trash-strewn courtyard below their 115th St. apartment, cops said.



"This a truly horrific and disturbing case of a mother accused of killing her helpless infant son," said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. "He fell more than 40 feet to the pavement and died. The alleged actions of the defendant are totally incomprehensible."

"She is just crazy," her partner Rizwan Ahmad said, according to neighbour Mazol Ilyayeva. "Did you hear my baby cry when she threw him out of the window?" she heard the father moan.

Police were investigating whether the mother was battling post-partum depression in the days after the boy's delivery, according to sources.

"I heard the mom is mentally ill," said family friend Khan Kamal, 28. "The mom wouldn't do this unless she was sick in the head."

If convicted of murder, Chowdhury faces up to life in prison. She was charged with two murder counts: Intentional murder, and murder of a victim under the age of 11.

Shortly before the arrest was announced, the city medical examiner ruled the victim's death was a homicide.



Source - NYDN

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