Assam Woman Throws Baby Girl Into Pond, Arrested: Cops

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He had thrown his baby girl into the lake on the night of April 24, police said. (Rep)Sonitpur, Assam: A mother killed her baby girl by throwing her into a lake in Assam’s Sonitpur district, police said. The incident took place in Mahalakshmi Basti area under Vishwanath sub-division of Sonitpur district. Along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. According to the police, the mother threw her child into the lake on April 24. The whole incident came to light on Wednesday when the child’s body was found floating in the lake. The police arrested the parents for further investigation. S Hajovari, in-charge of Vishwanath Chariyali police station, said Jyotsna Khandwal, a mother, threw her child in a pond near her house on the night of April 24. “When some local villagers saw. Today a dead body of a child was found floating in the lake and they immediately informed us. We rushed to the spot and recovered the body. During the investigation we questioned Jyotsna Khandwal, who confessed that he had committed the crime, ” said the officer-in-charge. “She threw her baby girl in the lake on the night of April 24. Reportedly, Jyotsana’s first child was a girl and she gave birth to a girl child. Failing to deliver a boy, the mother took extreme measures. We arrested Jyotsana Khandwal and her husband Mukesh Khandwal. We will take action as per law,” S Hajovari added. (Other than the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)