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A woman was arrested and will be charged with murder after allegedly murdering her newborn baby, Israel Police said.
Southern Region Police said that they arrested the 30-year-old mother for questioning in connection with the murder and burial of her one-day-old son.
In addition to the mother, police also arrested several of her family members on suspicion of being involved in the crime.
Police said that a search and rescue team, which included special trained officers and dogs, began looking for the missing newborn child. The search ended on Sunday, when the body of the baby was found buried next to a tree inside a cemetery.
Police said that the baby was bound before being murdered immediately after birth. During questioning, the mother told police the location of her murdered son.
According to the initial police investigation, the married woman, who does not live with her husband, became pregnant by her boyfriend. The woman concealed her pregnancy and gave birth in her home.
Later in the day, the mother and her friend conspired to get rid of the baby. The suspects will be brought before a magistrate’s court judge for bail hearings, while charged are still pending.