A jealous aunt threw her newborn nephew off a third floor balcony at an Indian hospital.
In a horrifying story it has been reported that a CCTV camera recorded the moment a woman tossed her nephew over a hospital balcony, the woman claims voices told her to do it.
Sarita Yadav said a ‘voice in her head’ told her to throw the boy out of a 30ft window while he was being treated for septicaemia at a private hospital in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh in northern India, reports The Daily Mail.
Yadav and her husband Satish, had taken the baby to the hospital after he fell ill, as his mother was too weak and needed his father’s care.
Footage captured on the CCTV camera installed in the hospital shows the horrifying moment Yadav walked out of the room with the newborn in her arms before throwing him off the balcony.
The brazen woman is then seeing grabbing the towel and walking back to the room pretending she is carrying the baby.
Speaking to Indian reporters, she said: ‘It just came to my mind and so I flung him off the balcony. I do not know why I did it. A voice told me to do it and I followed it.
Mr Yadav, who was the guardian of the child and his uncle, could not find the baby anywhere and called police.
He said: “I had woken up my sister-in-law at around 3.30 am to feed the baby. I washed the bottle and she fed him.
‘Then we slept but when I woke up again at 5.30 am to check the baby, he was missing. I asked her where the baby was but she said she does not know.
‘I immediately raised an alarm and called the ward boy. We searched for him everywhere but could not find him.
‘I had just called the police when a ward boy informed of us of hearing the baby’s cry. The baby was lying on the iron grille.’
One of the ward workers, Pankaj Katiyar, rescued the child after he heard his cries.
While the baby suffered minor injuries and is under observation in the Intensive Care Unit, the ward boy suffered a broken leg.
The woman was later arrested by police under charges of attempt to murder.
WARNING distressing footage below.
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