An Indian mother with alleged mental health issues reportedly killed her toddler son because she was agitated by his repeated cries for milk.

The incident, as per the police, took place on Wednesday, Sept.22 in Sector-5 area in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district, police said on Thursday.

According to the police, the woman was suffering from a mental illness and had been under treatment for the same.

"As per the preliminary investigation, the police have learned that since 2014, the woman was suffering from a psychological problem and was under-treatment. The police have detained the woman and questioned her," said a police officer, the Outlook India reports.

Police said the mother was fed up with her son's constant demand for being breastfed.

In a fit of rage, the woman picked up her son and banged him onto the floor, the investigating officer said.

The child’s loud cries alerted the family members who rushed to the scene and found the boy lying in a pool of blood.

The child was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Doctors who examined the boy said he had suffered serious head injuries.

The boy eventually succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead at the hospital, the official said.

The victim’s body was sent to a medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. The results were being awaited.

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case against the mother under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), he added.

It was not immediately known where the child’s father was when the incident happened.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further pieces of information were revealed at the time of this writing.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a 4-day-old baby girl in Louisiana died from a drug overdose after her mother allegedly used narcotics before breastfeeding her.

On June 10, the infant's mother, 28-year-old Lana Christina of Kenner, called 911 about 3:40 a.m. to report that her daughter was not breathing,

Emergency responders arrived at the location and transported the infant to a hospital where she was pronounced dead later that morning.

A toxicology report revealed that the victim’s cause of death was acute fentanyl toxicity,

A warrant was obtained for the mother's arrest and she was subsequently booked on August 4 at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.

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