SL woman jailed 3 years for killing own baby

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 10:52


A court of appeals in Khorfakkan upheld a previous court verdict and sentenced a Sri Lankan woman to three years in prison and ordered her deportation from the UAE after she was found guilty of killing her newborn baby.

The court also ordered the woman to pay diya (blood money) to the baby’s relatives, according to local newspapers.

The woman had confessed to the prosecution that she got rid of her baby by stuffing him in a plastic bag and dumping him in the garbage. (Emirates 24/7)