TEXAS, US: An Indian-American mother has been arrested and charged with capital murder of killing her minor son in Texas, said police.
Ritika Rohatgi Agrawal (36) is charged with the capital murder of her son (4), who was found dead in their home in Texas’ Sugar Land on Saturday, according to the Sugar Land Police Department.
On Tuesday, a Fort Bend County magistrate set the bond for Ritika at $ 950,000.
According to investigators, the boy’s father arrived home and discovered his wife wandering around the house with several injuries. When he went upstairs, he found his son dead.
The child’s body was found with his throat slit, said the police officers adding that Ritika’s wounds appear to be self-inflicted.
Ritika was taken to a hospital for treatment and discharged on Monday, after which she was taken in custody, said police.
Authorities, however, suspect Ritika may be suffering from mental illness.