Police near Jakarta, Indonesia, have arrested a couple over the death of their daughter. The mother said she killed the first-grader because the child would not listen to her instructions for online learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The father allegedly helped bury the child’s body in secret.
Lia Handayani, 26, told police that she was supervising the online schoolwork of her 8-year-old twin daughters in their central Jakarta home on the morning of August 26 when the incident occurred. Handayani explained that the victim, Keysya Safiyah, would not follow her instructions.
“I did not have any intention to kill my daughter. I was angry. In the morning, before my husband woke up, the kids and I had already woken up for online learning. One followed [instructions], the other didn’t,” Handayani said while in police custody yesterday, as quoted by Indonesia’s iNews.
Handayani then struck Keysya on the head “with a