A mother in Russia left her 11-month-old baby son in their care of his grandparents but returned to find his charred remains inside their stove. The shocking incident took place in Kharoy village in the Russian district of Khakassia, according to the Daily Mail.
Viktoria Sagalakov, who is 20-years-old, left her infant son Maxim with her parents in the family home. When she returned to collect him, she found his charred and lifeless body inside the large stove in the kitchen of the home.
The exact cause of death is yet to be formally confirmed, but it is believed that the results will confirm that he died as a result of incineration after being placed in the oven.
Maxim's grandmother, aged 42, and grandfather, aged 47, have so far only been identified by their surname, Miyagashev. They have both been arrested and are under investigation for what local police describe as the "deliberate murder of a helpless minor." If they are convicted, they will face a life sentence.
Speaking to Russian television, a neighbor of the grandparents explained what allegedly happened. Evgeniy Borgoyakov claimed the grandfather had gone out and got drunk on vodka. When he returned home he "turned mad from alcohol."
"He came back home, and we hear he pushed the baby into the wood-burning stove. That was it," explained Borgoyakov.