Chennai father arrested for throwing infant into 30-feet well

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Chennai, Mar 14 (ANI): Twenty nine-year old software engineer, arrested on charges of killing his unwanted four-day-old daughter into a 30-feet well, has been remanded to judicial custody after being produced before a magistrate's court.

Niranjan Kumar married Sangeetha a year ago.

Niranjan reportedly did not want to have a child for at least five years after their marriage.

Seven months ago, Sangeetha conceived and moved to her parent's house, after her husband allegedly pressurised her to undergo abortion.

After hearing the news of Sangeetha's delivery on March 9, Niranjan came to Chennai from Bangalore. He visited the hospital along with his parents and took Sangeetha to his parent's house.

On Friday morning Sangeetha was startled to find the infant missing.

After knowing about the baby, Sangeetha immediately informed the police and the fire brigade officials, who recovered the infant's body.

"Niranjan has to be punished. His parents have only given negative thoughts to him. My sister had been given sleeping tablet to fall into deep sleep. Niranjan took the child and threw her into the well," alleged Rajasekhar, Sangeetha's brother.

"We informed the police and the fire brigade after knowing about the baby. Police arrived and arrested Niranjan. Niranjan has also accepted his crime," Rajasekhar added. (ANI)

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