Queens Mother Charged with Murder After Tossing Baby out the Window

Apartment building in Queens where 3-week-old Rizwan Ahmad was found dead in the courtyard.
Apartment building in Queens where 3-week-old Rizwan Ahmad was found dead in the courtyard.

A young Queens mother who threw her 3 week old son out of a fourth floor apartment window has been charged with murder, police said Saturday.

Rashida Chowdhury, 21, is facing two counts of second degree murder, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said.

A neighbor found Rizwan Ahmad around 4:10 a.m. Friday. The baby, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was born on July 18, said police.

The city medical examiner ruled the death a homicide on Friday night. An autopsy showed that Rizwan, who was born on July 18, died from blunt impact to his head and torso that left him with skull fractures, among other injuries.

Rizwan’s father was cleared in the case after he was questioned, said police sources.

Ms. Chowdhury was charged with second-degree murder.