Mother buried her newborn daughter alive in her garden in Ukraine ‘because ...

Mother buried her newborn daughter alive in her garden in Ukraine 'because she did not want her' A mother, 24, gave birth to her baby at home in Ukraine's Odessa Oblast region She put a plastic bag on her newborn baby daughter's face and buried her alive The mother told medics she had a miscarriage and was six months pregnant She was charged with premeditated murder and could face five years in prison

By Roksana Panashchuk For Mailonline

Published: 18:14 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 18:14 GMT, 15 March 2019

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A mother has been arrested for allegedly burying her newborn baby daughter alive just after giving birth.

The 24-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, buried her child in the backyard near her house in the village of Lipetskoe in Podilskyi District in southern Ukraine's Odessa Oblast region.

According to police, the mother delivered a healthy baby girl who weighted 4.2 kilograms (9.2 lbs) at home.

The woman, above, who cannot be named for legal reasons, buried her child in the backyard near her house in southern Ukraine’s Odessa Oblast region. According to forensics, the newborn girl died of suffocation after being buried alive

The woman, above, who cannot be named for legal reasons, buried her child in the backyard near her house in southern Ukraine's Odessa Oblast region. According to forensics, the newborn girl died of suffocation after being buried alive

Just after giving birth, the mother put a plastic bag on the baby's head to not see her face.

After that, the woman cut the umbilical cord and put her baby into another plastic bag.

She took the bag with her newborn daughter and went in the backyard.

There the woman dug a pit, put her crying child into it and buried it alive.

After getting rid of the child, the mother returned to the house and lay down on the bed as she felt ill.

The 24-year-old woman is pictured with a police officer walking to where she buried her baby alive. After the truth surfaced, the mother (above) confessed in full

The 24-year-old woman is pictured with a police officer walking to where she buried her baby alive. After the truth surfaced, the mother (above) confessed in full

Her sister living in a neighbouring house came to check on her an hour later and found her suffering from a high fever and severe pain in lower

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