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Indian mother kills baby girl as she wanted boy

Published : Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 at 2:17 PM Count : 244

A 22-year-old woman has been arrested from Patla town, India for allegedly smothering her newborn girl child as she wanted a boy.

The young mother, who gave birth to her first child three months ago, was frustrated and angry at herself for not having a son, SSP Akash Tomar said.

In a fit of rage, Aarti smothered the infant with a pillow yesterday and stuffed the body in a washing machine, police said, reports The Tribune.

Though the accused initially claimed that the child had been kidnapped, she later confessed to her crime, Tomar said.

The family members of the woman claimed that they had never pressurised her for a boy, police said.

The case is being investigated, they added.


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