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Young couple kills newborn baby girl to hide the fact that they had premarital sex

By Mason White 3:57 PM March 11, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A young couple was arrested on charges of murder after they killed their newborn baby girl because they wanted to conceal the fact that they had premarital sex, police in Nigeria said.

Kano State Police said that they arrested Aminu Mustapha and Faiza Haruna, both 17 years old, after they strangled their 3-day-old girl to hide evidence of premarital sex.

According to the police investigation, the couple got married two months ago. Nobody knew at the time that the girl was pregnant.

The girl gave birth to the baby girl over the weekend, and she was killed three days later. When neighbors realized that the newborn baby disappeared, they called the police who arrested the couple.

During questioning, the couple admitted to killing the baby. The mother said that she had no choice but to kill the baby in order to avoid embarrassing the members of our community.