Woman arrested after baby girl dies from ‘stab wounds’ in Melbourne.
A woman has been arrested after a 13-month-old girl was found dead at a home in Reservoir, in Melbourne’s north, with apparent stab wounds, reports 9 news.
Emergency services were called to a home on Fordham Road just after 11am today and found the child.
A 28-year-old woman, who police said is known to the child, was taken into custody at the scene and is now being questioned by police.
Three other children were at home at the time.
Police said they are not looking for any other person in relation to the incident.
UPDATE 6 June
Umal Sharif Abdurahman, 28, of Reservoir, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court late on Monday charged with one count of murder.
Detective senior constable Jennifer Booth said the accused, who appeared unrepresented, had a psychiatric illness and significant mental health issues.
Det Sen Const Booth said Abdurahman called the baby’s father about 11am Monday and said: “I have done something to the baby”.
He left work and on the way contacted his brother-in-law to check on his wife and kids, reports 7 news.
When the brother-in-law arrived he found Abdurahman at the front of the house with her three remaining kids, aged two, three and four.
He then found the baby in a bedroom with what appeared to be a single knife wound in the throat, Det Sen Cons Booth said.
RIP little one. So terrifying.
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