Chennai: The Chennai police on Saturday arrested a couple from Nepal under female infanticide prevention act after they allegedly killed their newborn baby by throwing in a garbage bin in Chitlapakkam.
The arrested were identified as Ram Bahadur, 26 and his wife Santhi, 24, staying a servant quarters in apartment complex in Thirumangai nagar in Chitlapakkam. Ram Bahdur worked a guard in the complex.
The couple told the police that they already have a one-and-a-half-year old daughter and they thought they would not be able bring up another daughter.
The couple also has a 6-year-old son living in Nepal with his grandparents. So they decided to dump her alive, which is a routine in their native village in Nepal, they told the police.
Ram Bahadur had wrapped his newborn baby in his shirt on the night of July 11, a few hours after his wife delivered and dumped her in the garbage pile on Lenin Street.
The incident came to light when local people noticed the mauled body of newborn girl baby and informed the police. The dead body of the girl was mauled by a pack of stray dogs Tuesday morning.
The police who rushed to the spot found the dogs had mutilated the body and one of the legs missing from the baby’s body. The baby’s body was later sent to GH for post mortem. Police said that the man’s shirt found near the baby helped them to track the parents....