A young mother in northwest Delhi on Tuesday alleged that her mother-in-law had killed her new-born daughter. Police have registered a complaint against the mother-in-law.
Renu Jain, 23, told police on Tuesday that her mother-in-law, Raj Bala, killed her 25-day-old daughter on Monday while giving the baby a massage.
"I was feeding my daughter when my mother-in-law came and took the baby to the other room. After a few minutes the baby fell sick and had to be admitted to a nearby hospital. My baby's condition deteriorated and she died in the evening," Renu said in her police complaint.
She alleged her mother-in-law had "done something" to the baby when she took her to the other room. Her in-laws immersed the baby's body in the river Yamuna in a hurry early on Tuesday.
Renu had married Vijender Jain in 2005 and said her relationship with her husband was bitter because of her in-laws.
Acting on her complaint, police recovered the body of the baby after several hours of search in the river and sent it for post mortem.
"We are waiting for the post mortem report. We will register a case and take action accordingly," a senior police official said.
"We have asked her husband and in-laws to cooperate till the investigations are over," he added.