Dallas area woman held in death of young son

IRVING, TX The family lived in an upstairs apartment at the Windtree Apartments in northwest Irving, about a mile east of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Irving police spokesman David Tull identified the dead child as Zain Akhter. In a statement issued late Monday, he said that Zain's sister, Faryaal Akhter, was in "very critical" condition Monday night at Children's Medical Center at Dallas.

Tull said the 30-year-old mother remains in custody without bond.

In the statement, Tull says the department received a call from the mother about 5 p.m. Monday, in which she said she had harmed her children.

Officers arrived to find both children apparently strangled and unconscious.

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