Dhenkanal: The death of a baby girl under mysterious circumstances as well as the allegedly objectionable burial has pointed the needle of suspicion at her father as the girl’s grandmother was heard yelling that her one month and three days old granddaughter has allegedly been strangulated to death by her son.
On the other hand, the local police, CDPO and Child Helpline team rushed to the spot for investigation in a bid to unravel the truth.
Such an incident has taken place at Basoi village under Parjang Police Station (PS) limits here in the district today morning.
On the other hand, the parents argued that their baby girl was ill and died.
Talking to media, the grandmother of the deceased told that she had been to pluck mushroom. When she returned home, her daughter-in-law was screaming and yelling while the body of her grand daughter was found lying.
“My daughter-in-law informed me that her husband killed their baby girl,” she lamented.
As per reports, the father allegedly strangulated his baby daughter to death taking undue advantage of absence of family members. He even did not open the door from inside. After struggling a lot, his wife could consequently manage to open the door and discovered her baby girl lying dead. Later on, the body was buried near a rice mill adjacent to the village.
An anguished villager Anirudha Biswal said, “She was one month and three days old. All of us know that her father has strangulated her to death. In future, others would also resort to such a heinous crime. We demand that the culprit must be punished.”
Child Helpline team leader Binod Kumar Behera said, “After being informed, we visited the spot. It has been a mysterious death. The body has also been clandestinely buried. If it is claimed that the baby girl was ill, the parents didn’t take her to the medical. The matter being suspicious, we intimated the police and the case is being investigated. After the truth is unravelled, we will be taking the future course of action.”