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Couple sent to judicial custody for burying new-born alive

A couple, along with their son, has been remanded to judicial custody for burying alive their fourteenth child, a new-born girl, in Jalodra village in the district.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2009 05:49 IST

A couple, along with their son, has been remanded to judicial custody for burying alive their fourteenth child, a new-born girl, in Jalodra village in the district.

The trio, Goham Muliya Rathwa (45), his wife Shanta (40) and son Suniya, told a local court in the Chotaudepur taluka yesterday that they buried the child in the crematorium because they thought she was dead as she had not shown any signs of movement after birth on Saturday, police said.

All three were remanded to judicial custody.

The couple have had thirteen children before, of which four are dead. The remaining include four boys and five girls, police said.

The cries of the child, who survived because the pit was not covered completely, were heard by a passerby who immediately called for an ambulance. She was bitten badly by insects but is recuperating in the hospital, doctors said.