Indian American Mother Admits to Killing her New Born Baby
LITTLE FERRY, N.J. — A Little Ferry Indian American mother admitted to killing her baby, according to investigators in Bergen County.
Officials with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office stated in court Friday that Hiralbahen Bhavsar told police officers that she did not want her 5-day-old baby, and then stabbed the infant girl to death.
As per report according to a probable cause affidavit read in court, Bhavsar told officers, “I did it. I killed my baby. I did it.”
Officials say that Bhavsar’s husband told detectives she took the crying baby into their bedroom and refused to come out.
Bergen County prosecutors say 29-year-old Hiralbahen Bhavsar called 911 around 8:30 p.m. to say she was having a medical emergency at her Little Ferry apartment.
Responding police officers found several of Bhavsar’s family members in the apartment, but she was inside a locked bedroom.
When she came out, officers walked into the room and made the gruesome discovery.
The 5-day-old baby was dead from what appeared to be sharp force injuries, police say.
Bhavsar is charged with murder and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.
Neighbors said the baby girl was just five days old. Bhavsar posted a picture of the whole family on Facebook just hours before the stabbing.
Neighbor Aradhana Thakur does not know whether or not Bhavsar was struggling with postpartum depression
The 29-year-old mother is charged with first-degree murder and possession of a weapon.
Bhavsar is being held in a psychiatric hospital.