National 24.8.2016 03:49 pm

Mom allegedly spills boiling water over family, kills baby

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

A baby has died allegedly as a result of an argument over baby milk formula between his parents in Umbilo.

An Umbilo woman in KwaZulu-Natal has been arrested for the murder of her four-month-old baby on Tuesday night, Berea Mail reports.

According to Captain Pumzile Makaula, communications officer at Umbilo police, the woman and the father of the child were allegedly arguing over baby milk formula in their Marigny Road home when the incident occurred.

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“The woman allegedly took a pot of boiling water and spilled it over the father and baby. The baby died as a result of extensive burn wounds. The father of the child is still in hospital,” she explained.

Makaula said the woman was arrested for murder and attempted murder.

– Caxton News Service.

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