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Friday, January 6, 2012

Mother drowns baby daughter in bucket while boyfriend watches live on Skype

By Emma Reynolds

A mother drowned her baby daughter in a bucket while her boyfriend watched live over the internet.

Norwegian Yasmin Chaudhry killed the one-year-old by plunging her into a bucket of water during a 3am Skype video call with her British partner.

Chaudhry, 26, said she had just wanted to discipline her baby for waking up and 'disobeying her'.

Shocking act: The Norwegian drowned her one-year-old daughter in a bucket while her boyfriend watched from Britain over Skype

She told paramedics that the baby had fallen into the bucket by accident, according to a report in The Sun. The girl was pronounced dead the next day.

But after being arrested on suspicion of murder, Chaudhry claimed that her boyfriend - who is not the child's father - told her to do it.

Both she and the Briton, who she met over the internet, deny wanting to kill the baby.

'They have the same story, but with some differences,' police prosecutor Kristin Rusdel told the newspaper.

'She says he instructed her to do it, whereas he says that they more or less figured it out together after talking about how to discipline her.

'He says the intention was never to kill the child. They were both very scared and decided to cover it up.

Murder inquiry: Police are discussing extraditing Chaudhry's British boyfriend after flying over from Oslo to question him with the help of Scotland Yard

'He is her internet boyfriend. They met once in real life and carried on the relationship over the net for about a year.'

Officers from Oslo flew to Britain just before Christmas to question the boyfriend - who has not been named - with the help of Scotland Yard.

Chaudhry's five-year-old son was taken into care following the horrific episode in October 2010.

Yesterday she was remanded until February 4.

Ms Rusdel confirmed a preliminary murder charge had been filed against the British man and said police were discussing extradition.

The baby's father now lives in Pakistan after splitting with the mother.
His lawyer said: 'He is, of course, very shocked.'



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