If there is such a thing as mother’s instinct, a mom named Sanda Alibabic lacks it. The Slovenian woman, along with her boyfriend Mirzan Jakupi, is now being accused of murdering her own daughter.
Alibabic decided to leave her husband, Senad Kardasevic, last year to be with Jakupi. This left the divorced couple co-parenting their little daughter, Arina.
Meanwhile, Alibabic and Jakupi moved in together, blending their families. A short while into their new arrangement, Kardasevic began to notice bruises on his daughter.
Of course, every child gets bruises from various bumps and such, but these seemed more sinister and deliberate. He reported this to local child protective services but nothing came of it.
Social services were unable to find any evidence of abuse and dropped the case. Unfortunately, the situation soon escalated.
Kardasevic was on his way to visit Arina when he received the worst phone call of his life. On the other end of the line, doctors were telling him that Arina was in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Her mother, Alibabic, had called an ambulance claiming that the toddler had run into a radiator. But Arina’s broken bones and bruises told a different, much more harrowing story.
Doctors at the hospital did everything they could to keep Arina alive. Meanwhile, they called the police, leading to the arrest of the despicably abusive couple.
Two days later, Arina passed away from her injuries. Her father sat by her and kissed her as the precious two-year-old took her last breaths.
A heartbreaking picture taken of Kardasevic, crying while his daughter lay dying on a hospital bed, tangled in wires, is now shaking the Eastern European country. It is a plea from a desperate father to take child abuse cases more seriously.
Thankfully, Alibabic and Jakupi have both been arrested and are being held in custody. Officials are still investigating the matter, but it is presumed that they will both be charged with murder.
This is a horrible, heartbreaking reminder of the kind of darkness some people have inside of them and the importance of speaking up and being heard if you notice anything suspicious. Be a voice for those who don’t have their own: we need to be vigilant and work together so this doesn’t happen to another innocent child!