One-week-old baby poisoned then burned by father in Central Anatolia
DİVRİĞİ, Sivas – Doğan News Agency
The father M.Ö. who reportedly confessed killing his baby to the gendarmerie, told prosecutors that the crime was related to an adulterous relationship. Investigators said they will compare the DNA samples of the parents and the baby. DHA photoThe burnt body of a one-week old baby has been found by the gendarmerie forces in the Central Anatolian town of Divriği. The baby was injected with rat poison by his father, then burned in an empty field, officials said. Both the father, identified as M.Ö., and the mother T.Ö. were detained May 15.
The baby’s body was first seen by locals of the Dumluca village on May 13, ten kilometers from Divriği, who reported it to the gendarmerie. Officials determined the baby’s identity after two days of investigation. The 31-year-old father confessed the crime, claiming that he killed his child due to lack of means, according to officials.
However, the investigators said they are also considering the possibility that the crime might be related to an adulterous relationship and will compare the DNA samples of the parents and the baby. The couple also has a one-year-old daughter, officials added.
Both the mother and father were taken into custody ahead of their appearance before the court.