Infant's 'sacrifice': mother blames in-laws
The gruesome incident of the alleged sacrifice of a seven-month-old girl by first thrusting an onion into her mouth and then burning her in a tandoor here took a new turn with the victim's mother, Karamjit Kaur, accusing family members of being involved in the incident.india Updated: Jun 29, 2011 20:27 IST
The gruesome incident of the alleged sacrifice of a seven-month-old girl by first thrusting an onion into her mouth and then burning her in a tandoor here took a new turn with the victim's mother, Karamjit Kaur, accusing family members of being involved in the incident.
She accused her husband Gurdeep, sister-in-law Malkito and Jagir Singh, a village landlord, who had illicit relations with her mother-in-law, Surja Bai, of killing her daughter.
In a recent letter to the National Human Rights Commission and Sirsa SP Satinder Kumar Gupta when Babli said she found her daughter Pooja missing on the morning of June 19. Her husband informed the Rania police about his daughter.
The charred body of the infant was found inside a sack outside her house. Following this, the police arrested Surja Bai and Malkito.
Talking to Hindustan Times over phone, Babli said, "After coming from the hospital, I learnt that my in-laws were involved in the killing. My mother-in-law has illicit relations with Jagir Singh, whose married daughter is childless. On the suggestion of a tantric, they sacrificed my daughter." She said that Jagir even paid Rs 3 lakh to her in-laws for the crime.
"To save other family members, my mother-in-law took it upon herself under Singh's influence," Babli claimed.
Gurmeet Singh, a villager, told HT that residents of Bazigar Thedi had met the Sirsa SP twice, who assured action and marked an inquiry to the Ellenabad deputy superintendent of police.
The SP said the inquiry was on but the police were yet to find any clue confirming Babli’s allegations so far.
Surja Bai was arrested and remanded in judicial custody after she confessed that she had killed the infant after disputes in the family.
First Published: Jun 29, 2011 20:22 IST