Cops Probe Whether Mum Fed Newborn Baby To Dog That Tore Off Its Limbs Or Whether She Severed Them - ViralTab

Cops Probe Whether Mum Fed Newborn Baby To Dog That Tore Off Its Limbs Or Whether She Severed Them

Cops have arrested a mother for strangling to death her newborn baby, whose remains were then partially eaten by a dog.

The tiny body was found without any arms or legs, with reports differing between whether the mother had severed the limbs herself or whether they had been torn off by a dog.

Cops arrested Maurilia de Carvalho de Sousa in the Brazilian city of Itaborai on the night of Tuesday, 10th August.

Mutilated baby on a sidewalk in Itaborai in Brazil with legs and arms missing, in August 2021. (Newsflash)

The police found the newborn’s torso on the street with its limbs missing. Nearby, they found the placenta and umbilical cord, and they followed the trail of blood that led to the child’s mother outside her house.

When they arrested her, she had blood on her body and was trying to clean up the bloodstains from outside her home to erase traces of the incident.

The police arrested her on suspicion of aggravated homicide and desecration of a human corpse based on the fact that the baby’s limbs had been removed.

Mutilated baby on a sidewalk in Itaborai in Brazil with legs and arms missing, in August 2021. ( Newsflash)

They believe she strangled her newborn to death and are looking into whether she also amputated his limbs, as reported by local media G1 and Metropoles.

They then took the suspect to hospital under police custody to receive postpartum treatment.

Another news site, CM7, said that she had fed the newborn’s remains to a dog, which was responsible for severing the limbs.

Mutilated baby on a sidewalk in Itaborai in Brazil with legs and arms missing, in August 2021. (Newsflash)

It said that the newborn was premature and was only six months old, though it did not specify if she had miscarried or had a forced abortion.

The news site questioned whether it was the woman who had cut off the baby’s limbs, citing an unnamed expert, who said that the muscle structure is weak in a premature newborn, and if a dog had got the body, it could have easily removed the arms after grabbing the tiny corpse.

The mother is now undergoing a DNA test, which, if she is proven to be the parent, will result in her facing charges of at least child abandonment.

The mother suspected for the death of the mutilated baby found on a sidewalk in Itaborai in Brazil with legs and arms missing, in August 2021. (Newsflash)

At the time of reporting, the suspect was still in hospital.