A mother has been arrested for allegedly burying her newborn baby daughter alive just after giving birth.
According to police, the mother, 24, delivered a healthy baby girl who weighted 4.2 kilograms (9.2 lbs) at home.
During an interview with the officers, the mother said that she had a miscarriage and showed the place where she had buried her baby.
But a forensic medical examination revealed that the mother had a full-term pregnancy and the baby was alive after being delivered.
According to forensics, the newborn girl died of suffocation after being buried alive.
After the truth surfaced, the mother confessed in full and said to the police: 'The baby was born alive. She was crying.
I put a plastic bag on her head and cut the umbilical cord.
'Then I wrapped her in cloth and put it into another plastic bag.
'Then I buried her. 'She was alive when I was burying her.'
During the interrogation, a detective asked the mother why she buried her newborn child and she replied: 'I did not want this baby.'
After getting rid of the child, the mother returned to the house and lay down on the bed as she felt ill.
She faces five years in prison if found guilty.
The woman, 24, who cannot be named, buried her child in the backyard near her house in the village of Lipetskoe in Podilskyi District in southern Ukraine’s Odessa Oblast region.