14/08/2014 12:52 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Boyfriend 'Kidnapped And Killed Baby Because It Interfered In His Relationship With Mother'

Boyfriend 'kidnapped and killed baby because it interfered in his relationship with mother'

A man has been accused of kidnapping and killing his girlfriend's baby son because he was 'interfering' with the couple's relationship.

Police say Ummad Rushdi, 30, killed little Hamza Ali at Rushdi's parents' house in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on Sunday.

He then took the seven-month-old baby's body to a country road, where he buried it, though the body has not been found.

Authorities say Rushdi harmed Hamza because he believed the child was standing in the way of Rushdi's one-month relationship with the baby's mother Zainib Gaal.

Miss Gaal told officers she had known Rushdi for three weeks.

Rushdi was arrested and charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, interference with custody of a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

When police apprehended him at his home, they found with him with knife, a pair of handcuffs and $800.

Police believe that Rushdi had beaten the infant just days before. Miss Gaal said she wanted to take Hamza to the hospital to have his shoulder examined, but Rusdhi and his family convinced her to treat the child at home instead.