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Mother convicted of killing new born child

July 12, 2017 5:03 am

A 40-year-old mother has been convicted of one count of infanticide by the Suva High Court this afternoon.

Vika Laliqavoka was initially charged with one count of murder however Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza found her guilty of one count of infanticide.

Laliqavoka gave birth to the child inside her bathroom on July 18th, 2011 at Cunningham in Suva.

The baby proceeded from the accused’s body and fell on the floor.

Laliqavoka pressed her baby’s nose and tapped his cheeks, however, he did not respond. She wrapped the baby in a cloth, placed him inside a brown bag which she then placed outside their home.

Bail has been extended for the accused and her sentencing submissions will be heard on Friday.