Mother kills 6 year-old son in Kerala to 'please' god, held

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(Eds: Adds inputs) Palakkad(Ker), Feb 7 (PTI) In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old madrassa teacher allegedly killed her six year-old son by slitting his throat early on Sunday at her house in Poolakkad here, to appease god through a sacrifical offering, police said.

The woman, who is pregnant, told the police that she had sacrificed her son to 'please Allah'.

She was taken into custody, they said.

After the gruesome act, the womanherself informed the police about the crime, shocking relatives and neighbours.

The incident took place at 4 am.

The victim, the youngest of the woman's three sons, was sleeping with her.

She woke him up and took him to the washroom and tied up his legs before killing the boy.

Her husband, a gulf returnee, was asleep in another room with their two other sons.PTI UD ROH ROH