UK medics deliver baby after mother dies in crossbow attack

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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LONDON, England (AP) — British police say doctors have delivered a baby boy whose pregnant mother was shot dead with a crossbow at her home in London.

The Metropolitan Police force says 35-year-old Devi Unmathallegadoo was wounded in the abdomen during the attack on Monday. She died in a local hospital, where medics delivered her son.

Police arrested 50-year-old Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo, who they say was known to the victim. He appeared in a London court yesterday, charged with murder.The victim's husband, Imtiaz Muhammad, told the Evening Standard newspaper that she was shot in front of her five other children, aged between one and 17.

Muhammad said he found the killer hiding in their shed with a crossbow. He said: “I can't help thinking she took my arrow. Maybe it should have hit me.”


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