AN “evil” mother has been detained after going on a week-long partying spree leaving her three-year-old daughter to die alone of starvation, it has been reported.
Maria Plenkina, 21, deserted her child during her third birthday in the western Russian city of Kirov, says law enforcement.
The tragic girl Kristina was found by her grandmother Irina Plenkina, 47, when she brought a birthday present for her, reports say.
Irina immediately called the ambulance and police but Kristina was pronounced dead at the scene.
The distraught grandmother said that Maria had been in touch with her on a daily basis on social media telling her that she and her daughter were “fine”.
In reality, Maria had locked the door on her daughter, turning off the water so she could not even drink, according to the Russian Investigative Committee.
The mother has been detained for two months and is under investigation for the murder of a child using extreme cruelty.
A committee spokeswoman said: “The girl’s mother said that she deliberately closed the door of the apartment and left the house.”
‘SHE SHOWS NO REGRET’
She was “having a good time with friends” and was “on a spree”, said one report.
Maria – seen in a video in the iron cage of a Russian court – speaking quietly and calmly.
The mother was “not there for a week – from February 13 to February 20”, said the committee in charge of the murder investigation.
It added: “She doesn’t even cry, and shows no regret.
“She just says in cold blood: ‘Yes, I left, I closed off the water and left the child without water and food’.”
A neighbour said: “How can a mother be so evil?”
Irina said she could have taken the child if her daughter had asked or she had sensed problems.
She said: “She lied to me that everything was fine. She lied to everyone.”
“I never thought that Maria could do such a thing.
“If only I had had spotted something was wrong, I would have taken the girl to me.”
Irina said there was never any previous signs of abuse.
She added: “She has shown the highest class of professional acting – if you deceive everyone to such an extent.
“I completely did not know my daughter it turns out.”
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