The heartbreaking 911 phone call by a father who just found out his wife murdered their son has been released by authorities.
A distraught Rasesh Patel, from Lakeland, Florida, made the emotional call after returning home from work and finding his wife and son missing.
Soon after, she returned from work holding their dead son – one-year-old Ishan – who she admitted drowning in the bath because she hated him from the day he was born.
Speaking to the Polk County dispatcher, a sobbing Mr Patel says: ‘She came home with my baby and he’s all dead.’
The call took place at 2.43am on Friday.
Neha Patel is accused of slapping their one-year-old son and purposely leaving him alone in a half full bath of water.
When she returned, the infant was unconscious and despite knowing CPR, she failed to administer it, the sheriff’s office said.
Mr Patel told police he called them because his wife and their son had been gone all day and he was worried because she was suffering from post-natal depression.
‘I asked her what happened, She’s like she drowned him in the water or something in the morning. She tried to commit suicide too.’
When he is asked where his baby is now, he replies: ‘He’s here with me. he’s dead,’ before sobbing loudly.
Patel, 32, was found later that afternoon and arrested at the parking lot at Tampa International Airport.
She told investigators she hated her baby since he was born and blamed him for her ‘state of mind’.
She also told investigators she wasn’t able to commit suicide because every time she was going to jump from the parking garage someone walked by, the sheriff’s office said.
The young mother has now been charged with first-degree murder.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the cause of death was blunt force trauma at the hands of his mother, the New York Daily News reported.
The pharmacist was home alone with her son on Thursday when the alleged murder took place.
When he started to crawl toward her she smacked him because she hated to be near him and wanted to discourage him from coming close to her, the sheriff’s office said.
Patel said she knew her son was dead because he had turned ‘blue’ and was ‘cold to the touch’.
Patels’s husband, Rasesh Patel, had last seen his son alive at 7.20am on Thursday when he left to take the couple’s four-year-old daughter to preschool and went to work.
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