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Upset over not having son, 26-year-old woman kills two-day-old daughter


Shajapur, Feb 17: 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.

Upset over not having son, 26-year-old woman kills two-day-old daughter

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.

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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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