Family of five feed day-old baby to dog in a bid to save their family from the shame of an unwanted child.
The Kastina State Police Command is reported to have arrested the culprits and is currently keeping them in their custody.
The act best described as evil reportedly took place in Saika village in Batsari Local Government Area of Kastina State.
The suspects have been identified as 15-year-old, Wosila Halilu, her three stepbrothers and their mother.
The Punch reports that Wosila who is the mother of the baby, had gotten pregnant after being raped by a 27-year-old farmer identified as, Musa Garba.
Police sources have disclosed that the family who saw the pregnancy and subsequent delivery as shame to the family, held a meeting where Wosila's brothers and mother decided to feed the baby to the dog.
The village head of Saika, Dakacin Seika, is said to have reported the incident to the police, which led to the arrest of the family as well as the farmer, Garba, who is in police custody for alleged rape.
The culprits have been brought before a Kastina Magistrate Court on three counts of culpable homicide, criminal conspiracy and rape.
The prosecution disclosed that the offences were in contravention of sections 235, 387 and 85 of the Penal code.
Magistrate Nura Ladan ordered that further investigation be carried out into the incident, while directing that the suspects be remanded in police custody until the case is brought for further hearing on August 8, 2016.