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MP: Upset over not having son, mother kills newborn daughter

A mother allegedly killed her two-day-old daughter in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur district after being upset over not having a son, police said on Monday.

PTI Edited by: PTI Shajapur Updated on: February 17, 2020 15:27 IST
MP: Upset over not having son, mother kills newborn daughter
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A woman allegedly killed her two-day-old daughter in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur district after being upset over not having a son, police said on Monday. The accused, Manju Singh (26), gave birth to the baby girl on February 12. Later, after reaching her parents' home in Ama Khoria

village, the woman hit the newborn on her head and stomach with a sickle on Friday, Mohan Badodia police station in-charge Uday Singh Alawa said.

The child, who was grievously injured, was initially admitted to Shajapur district hospital and later referred to the government-run M Y Hospital in Indore where she died the same day, Alawa said.

The woman, in her statement to police, said she wanted a boy and was upset after delivering the girl child, he said, adding that the accused already has a daughter.

The woman was arrested on Saturday and booked under relevant Indian Penal Code sections.

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