By Roksana Panashchuk For Mailonline
Published: 18:14 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 18:14 GMT, 15 March 2019
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
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
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