A Russian mother is facing up to 10 years in jail following the death of her baby son after she allegedly left him at home for a week.
According to The Independent, 17-year-old Viktoria Kuznetsova reportedly locked her nine-month-old baby Egor at home while she visited and partied with friends.
Ms Kuznetsova allegedly told neighbours at the student dormitory where she lived that her baby was being cared for by her aunt.
The Sun reports the mother posted on her social media page: “Everything is ok” after leaving her home.
Following suspicions about the baby’s whereabouts, police were notified and visited Ms Kuznetsova’s home on September, 13. Officers found Egor dead with signs of exhaustion.
The teenage mother was arrested and will face 10 years in jail if she is found guilty.
Ms Kuznetsova’s husband had been called up for military service at the time.
The mother reportedly gave her baby to an orphanage when he was one month old, but Egor was returned to her care months later.