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Woman arrested for killing daughter as she wanted a son, murder case registered

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BHOPAL: A  baby girl who died in suspicious circumstances, was killed by her own mother as she wanted a son. 

This was revealed in the probe. The post-mortem report had already hinted at foul play. The incident had occurred in Bhopal just a few days ago. 

The baby girl, Kinjal, daughter of Sachin Kumar, a resident of Khajuri, went missing and a complaint was lodged in the police. Later, the body was recovered from the water tank in the house. 

However, the body was finally located in the water tank. The police had begun investigation and after seeing the body, the woman broke down. The post-mortem was conducted too. The family members told police that Sachin's wife Sarita was overcome by the desire to have a son.

As she had a baby girl, she would remain depressed. Shockingly, the birth of a daughter, upset her so much that she decided to kill her. The child was drowned in the water tank in the premises of the house. The police said that a case has been registered in this regard. The woman would be arrested soon. 

Meanwhile, in yet another incident, a girl's body was found floating in the Upper lake, on Friday. The child is around 1 year old. Locals spotted the body and informed the police. The divers brought out the body. Efforts are on to ascertain the kid's identity and find out who is responsible for the act. The body has been sent for post-mortem. [Representative Photo: Pexels, Streetwindy]