RICHMOND HILL, Queens — The 21-year-old mother of an infant found dead outside an apartment building in Queens Friday morning has been arrested , police said.
The lifeless body of 1-month-old Rizwan Ahmad was discovered in the courtyard area of an apartment building on 115th Street near Myrtle Avenue, police said.
Rashida Chowdhury of Queens has been charged with second-degree murder and intentional murder in second degree of a person less than 11 years old.
Officers were called to the scene shortly after 4 a.m., NYPD said.
A neighbor found the child, who she said was wearing a onesie and covered in blood, then called 911.
"It's scary to see a newborn just laying there, helplessly," Mazol Ilyayeva told PIX11 News.
Police say the cause of death is blunt impact to the head and torso, which caused a skull fracture and lacerations to the brain, liver and spleen.