RICHMOND HILL, Queens – The young mother who allegedly threw her newborn out of her fourth floor apartment window told investigators in her confession that her baby was possessed by the devil and had no other choice but to kill him, according to police sources.
Rashida Chowdhury, 21, has been officially charged with second-degree murder and intentional murder of a victim less than 11 years old, NYPD says.
Police say the young mother tossed her 19-day-old son , Rizwan Ahmed, out of the fourth story window and into the courtyard of her apartment building at 85-55 115th St. in Richmond Hill early Friday morning.
A total of four adults and two other children were in the apartment at the time the baby was allegedly thrown out the window by his mother.
Police sources tell PIX11 that family members support the mother’s claim that she thought her baby boy was possessed by the devil.
Neighbors nearby were shocked by the baby’s death.
“Oh my God that’s terrible,” a Richmond Hill resident said. “Why would they do that?”
“This is such a quiet neighborhood,” a woman, who lived on the same area as the Chowdhury said. “You never see things like that on this block.”