Police in Georgia report arrest of mom Karima Jiwani for alleged child abandonment, attempted murder

Forsyth County Sheriff at press conference regarding Baby India case May 20, 2022, check date. PHOTO:videograb from YouTube posted by police

The Forsyth County, Georgia, Police Department reported May 19, 2023, it had arrested Karima Jiwani, for attempted murder and other charges in relation to the June 2019 case of child found in plastic bag abandoned in the woods.

“I told you we would, and we did! I told you whoever was responsible would wear my handcuffs to jail, and she did!,” declared Forsyth County Sheriff Ron H. Freeman in a May 19 press conference (https://youtu.be/J7IQ75TFWVE).

“Today the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has announced an arrest in the Baby India case from June 6, 2019. In this case, a suspect tied up a newborn infant in a plastic bag and threw her into the woods in a desolate area leaving her to suffocate and die,” according to the police department posting on Facebook.

“Deputies have arrested Karima Jiwani, a 40-year old female who resides in Southeast Forsyth County. She is charged with Criminal Attempt to commit Murder, Aggravated Assault, Reckless Abandonment, Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree and other charges. Karima Jiwani is the birth parent of Baby India. She was fittingly arrested by Deputy Terry Roper who helped rescue Baby India nearly 4 years ago,” Sheriff Freeman said.

“I cannot find the words to describe how someone who should have done their best for a newborn child, instead did their worst,” the Sheriff went on to say, expressing his pride in the Forsyth County Sheriff’s office team for “the dedication they have shown over the past 4 years in never giving up.”

He particularly recognized Detective Lieutenant Bill Franco (team leader), Sergeant Tyler Sexton and Detective Corporal Tim Conner (case Detective) for their “exceptional work” in this case.

However, “They were not alone, this was a team effort and nearly 40 Deputies participated in the arrest, search warrants and interviews,” the Sheriff said.

BTW, for those asking, Baby India is thriving! Forsyth County and our citizens came through for her in a big way,” Sheriff Freeman said.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here