A 28-year-old woman tossed her adopted daughter to the ground in a quarrel with her husband and caused the 6-month baby to die. But she lied to police that the girl suffered severe injuries in a car accident.
The woman surnamed Lian has been detained by police in the southern city of Shenzhen on suspicion of intentional injury, a local newspaper reported today.
Lian and her husband, both from Shaanxi Province in northwest China, got married 10 years ago but failed to have their own child. Even adopting a baby didn't ease their strained relationship.
After a fight with her husband last Friday, the jobless woman slapped the face of the baby and threw her to the ground. When her husband returned home and found the girl twitching and with bruises in her face, she lied that she fainted and the baby fell to the floor.
The couple didn't bring the baby to hospital immediately until the next noon when they found the girl motionless. The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police are now investigating the case, the paper said.
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