A woman is accused of killing her four-year-old stepdaughter by stamping on her and stabbing her with a pen ‘in a jealous rage’.
The 27-year-old in Indonesia, who is only known as Sanima, is claimed to have killed the defenceless little girl in the country’s ‘most gruesome’ child homicide case.
According to the local police, Sanima stomped on her stepdaughter, known as Mutiara, before taking out a pen and repeatedly stabbing the tot in the chest in Pinrang, which is in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi.
Reports claim the killing on Tuesday was committed during a jealous rage and Sanima tried to seek medical help for Mutiara but she sadly died shortly afterwards.
According to the police, Sanima, who has a child from a previous marriage that lives with the family, attacked Mutiara because she was her dad’s favourite out of the two children.
She is claimed to have snapped when her husband told her to send her child to go and live with her ex-husband.
Following Mutiara’s death a post mortem showed signs she may have been physically abused by Sanma before she died as her body had 23 old bruises on the chest, neck, back and hips.
Police spokesperson Dharma Negara said: “They were widow and widower, then they got married.
“They both brought a child each to the marriage. The child of the suspect was not received well by the husband.”
The girl’s grieving dad was at his job as a used car salesman when she was killed and rushed home after he was alerted by his neighbours.
Sanima has been charged with child homicide and could face up to 15 years in prison, according to local media.