Army jawan drowns 3-day-old daughter in a bucket of water

The accused allegedly drowned the infant inside his house in Ghasla Aguna village, in Rajasthan’s Churu district, and buried her body.

jaipur Updated: Nov 18, 2017 16:29 IST
Press Trust of India, Jaipur
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The infant was born on Tuesday to the couple who have another daughter. (File for representation)

An army jawan allegedly drowned his three-day-old daughter in a bucket of water in a village in Rajasthan’s Churu district, police said on Saturday.

The accused, Ashok Jat, allegedly drowned the infant on Friday inside his house in Ghasla Aguna village and buried her body, a police official said.

The infant was born on Tuesday to the couple who have another daughter, the official said.

“Jat’s wife Priyanka informed us about the incident following which an FIR was registered. The body was exhumed in the presence of the SDM for post-mortem yesterday (Friday),” Ramchadra, SHO Tara Nagar police station, said.

No arrest has been made so far and the matter is under investigation, the SHO said.

First Published: Nov 18, 2017 16:27 IST