Indian-origin mum killed autistic son fearing that UK social services would take him away

London, Nov.16 (ANI): An Indian-origin mother killed her severely autistic son by force-feeding him bleach just hours after being told he would be taken away by social services and put in care.

Satpal Kaur-Singh, 44, poured a cup of bleach down 12-year-old Ajit's throat after a meeting with social services, the Daily Star said.

She then drank a cup and a half herself before dialling 999 two hours later.

She told the operator: 'I've just murdered my son and I've tried to kill myself ... I'm drinking bleach but nothing is happening.'oday, Kaur-Singh admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at the Old Bailey.

Police and paramedics found Ajit lifeless on the sofa and were almost overpowered by the smell of bleach at the house in Barking, East London.

The boy, who depended on his mother for all his needs, had burns on his mouth, chin and neck where the liquid spilled on to his face.

Hospital staff, who wore masks because of the overwhelming smell of bleach, tried in vain to save him. (ANI)

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