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.

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Three other children were at home at the time.

Police said they are not looking for any other person in relation to the incident.


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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  • wow that is sad. she needed help and didn’t get it and now has done something so terrible. poor little baby


  • Very tragic. I can’t even fathom how these poor little ones are going to be scarred in years to come when they learn of what occurred, that is if they didn’t already witness it the poor things.


  • I hope the Mother gets the mental health treatment she desperately needs.
    Also I hope the Father and other children are given the counselling they will need too. I hope the children didn’t witness what happened or see the baby’s body.


  • This is terribly sad for the family and must have been quite terrifying too – poor child.


  • Aw how sad indeed ! Since this mum had mental health issues and a psychiatric illness I wonder what support / treatment she had and if this could have been prevented. My heart goes out to the grieving family. Hope mum gets the help she needs


  • How very sad. Hopefully she will get help.


  • Very sad to hear another young life gone.R.I.P.


  • How awful. We need a better mental health system desperately. Things like this should never happen.


  • I feel so sorry for children who don’t get a fair chance at life. RIP little one.


  • Aw, how sad is this !
    Who in the world would stab a 13 month old child ??!! No words !


  • Oh, little one. But who was this woman?


  • Seriously what is our world coming to???


  • This is very sad. Poor baby.


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