A woman in a Russian village roasted her newborn to death because she feared she may lose her job
The unidentified woman secretly gave birth after hiding her pregnancy from work colleagues – then threw the infant into the stove used to heat a sauna in her village.
The horrific death was in Blagoveshenka, in the Kemerovo region of Russia.
A source in the village said: "A 34-year-old mother of three gave birth while her husband was fishing, and burned the child to death in the stove.
A 34-year-old mother gave birth and burned the child to death in the stove
"She was afraid of losing her job and had told everyone that she had simply put on weight.
"She worked in the local orphanage."
Her enraged husband "beat her up and called the police", said the source.
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The woman has been detained and is undergoing psychiatric tests, said police.
Police said they had removed the charred bones of a child from the stove in the sauna, known as "banya" in Russia.