A 19 year-old Muslim woman has been charged with first degree murder in Chicago after she allegedly dropped her newborn baby out of the window of her eighth-floor apartment building so that her parents wouldn’t find out.
According Daily Mail, Mubashra Uddin did not tell her Pakistani Muslim parents about her pregnancy because she knew they would be outraged if they found out. Her baby girl was still alive when she was found by a man in the grass below the building just before midnight last Wednesday, but she died shortly afterwards at the hospital.
Uddin reportedly gave birth to a full-term seven pound 11 ounce girl in a bedroom she shared with her younger sister at 11:20 pm. When she heard her mother walking towards her room, she immediately threw the infant out the window.
A student at DeVry University, Uddin was pregnant by her boyfriend and only told him and one other friend about her pregnancy. She managed to hide her baby bump from her family by wearing bulky clothes.
The baby reportedly suffered extensive injuries including fractures to her skull, spine and ribs, a broken shoulder, and a lacerated liver and bowel.
Uddin is currently being held in jail without bond. How do you think she should be punished? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.