‘Baby India’ mother indicted on two counts for abandoning baby in woods in 2019

Justine Lookenott

Karima Rizwan Jiwani, 40, was indicted in August on two counts for abandoning "Baby India" in the woods in 2019Photo byForsyth County Sheriff's Office

(Forsyth County, GA) The mother of “Baby India” has been indicted on two counts by the Forsyth County Superior Court.

Karima Rizwan Jiwani, 40, is accused of abandoning her newborn baby in the woods along Daves Creek Road in Forsyth County on June 9, 2019.

The baby, referred to as “Baby India”, was found by nearby residents wrapped in a plastic bag. She was taken to the hospital where she received care and was reported to be healthy.

After a four-year-long search involving several agencies, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jiwani was arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) on May 18. She was denied bond on May 20 and on June 15.

"Baby India" after her 2019 rescue in Forsyth County, GAPhoto byForsyth County Sheriff's Office

Jiwani was indicted in August on one count of criminal attempt to commit murder and one count of cruelty to children in the first degree.

The indictment states she “did knowingly and intentionally attempt to commit the crime of murder” and “did maliciously cause her newborn child known as Baby India…cruel and excessive mental pain.”

To learn more about the Baby India case, read “Mother of ‘Baby India’ arrested after 4-year FoCo Sheriff’s Office investigation.”

This story will be updated as more information is released.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact Justine Lookenott at justine.lookenott@newsbreak.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at @justalookenott.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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