Courts & Crime

California woman jailed in drowning of 3-year-old daughter

SACRAMENTO — A 31-year-old Sacramento woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drowning her 3-year-old daughter, Sacramento police said.

Anul Malik Ram was booked into Sacramento County jail on suspicion of murder, according to jail records.

Police said they received a call at 1:19 a.m. Sunday from a father asking for a welfare check on his two children, a 7-year-old son and the daughter. Both had been picked up from his home by their mother, his estranged wife, police said.

At 1:50 a.m., the father called back and said he believed his wife may have killed their daughter.

When police arrived at the mother's apartment on the 7300 block of Greenhaven Drive in the Pocket neighborhood, they found the child, who was unresponsive. An officer began CPR until medical personnel arrived.

The girl was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The boy was unharmed, police said.

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