Rats chewed a four-month-old baby to death after her 18-year-old mother left her at home to go to a party. The little girl’s face and fingers were mauled by the rodents as she lay in her crib at home in Acolman, Mexico, on Monday night.
It was not until the teenage mother, Lizbeth Jeronima Fuentes Munguia, returned home after midnight that she discovered the child bloodied and lifeless in her crib. First responders pronounced the baby dead at the scene.
Lizbeth and her mother, who was babysitting the child, were arrested on suspicion of neglect, according to local site Siete24. According to neighbors, who gathered round the family’s home on Tuesday, said Lizbeth was a single mother.
She had been out of the house for two hours to attend a party in the nearby region of Otumba, they told local reporters. Charges against the mother are yet to be announced pending the results of an autopsy on her daughter’s body.