By Josh Stockinger
An Addison woman was charged with aggravated battery to a child for stabbing her 3-year-old son in the neck the same weekend her ex-husband remarried, authorities said.
Sameera Samreen, 28, remained jailed on $1 million bail Friday, six days after authorities said she attacked her child.
Court records show Samreen was granted custody of her toddler son when she and her husband of five years divorced in February. Prosecutors said she knifed the child in the neck this past weekend, when her ex-husband remarried.
“The allegations against Ms. Samreen are very disturbing,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said Friday. “Children are our most precious and valuable asset, and we must do everything we can to protect them.”
The alleged stabbing happened in Samreen’s home on the 900 block of North Rowling Road about 8 p.m. Saturday.
Prosecutors said the boy received stitches for a 5-centimeter slash that transected his jugular vein. Samreen also cut her own neck and was treated for injuries, authorities said.