Bhilai, Apr 25, 2019: Police have arrested a 21-year-old woman on charges of killing her own baby. Her mother was also arrested for assisting her in the crime. It needs to be mentioned here that partially charred body of a new born baby was recovered from the outskirts of village Rampur Chorha of Kumhari Police Station limits on April 03. Police have arrested Tikeshwari Sahu (21) wife of Yashwant Sahu and Tikeshwari’s mother Rajim Sahi (45) wife of Sewa Ram Sahu, both residents of Village Rampur Chorha in connection to this crime.
CSP Chhawani Vishwas Chandrakar informed that Tikeshwari and her husband had separated about two years ago. Thereafter she returned back to her material home and lived with her parents. About a year ago, he got engaged in love affair with a youth of neighbouring village. The love couple entered into physical relationship and Tikeshwari became pregnant. On the intervening night of April 02, she gave birth to a baby at home. Fearing social stigma, the lady and her mother decided to kill the baby. They packed the infant in a bucket, carried it to a lonely place at the outskirts of the village, and set it on fire. They have been booked under the provisions mentioned in sections 302, 201, 34 of IPC. Police team conducted sustained investigations over the case for more than twenty days to solve this case.