Hapur (Uttar Pradesh): A nine-day-old child was
buried alive by his parents in Hapur on the advice of an occult
practitioner. The incident came to light Saturday when local
residents informed the police after noticing the parents going to
the burial site to check the progress of the child.
The police said Anita, 34, and her husband Kiran Pal, 37, buried
their nine-day-old infant on the advice of a tantrik to get rid of
their problems, police said.
"It was Anita's fifth child. Earlier, Anita gave birth to four
children but all the kids died either at the time of delivery or
just after birth due to poor health or some other complications.
This child was born to the couple around nine days back," a police
"After the birth of this child, the couple approached a tantrik
regarding the health of the child and he advised them to put the
baby in an earthen pot and bury it alive three feet deep in the
ground. The tantrik assured the couple that the child would have
good health and long life if they follow his advice. He assured
that if they did this, the child would have a long life," he said.
On his advice, the couple went home and put the baby inside an
earthen pot on April 12, and buried it just behind their house, in
Adarsh Nagar Colony under Hapur Kotwali police station area.
On Saturday, while the couple was monitoring the condition of the
child, some neighbours watched them. They immediately informed the
police who arrived at the spot and took out the pot containing the
Surprisingly, the baby survived. The kid was rushed to a local
hospital where his condition was said to be improving. He was said
to be doing fine till Saturday evening.
Superintendent of Police S. Kiran said: "The baby survived as the
lid of the earthen pot remained partially open, allowing the
passage of air inside and restricting suffocation from the loose
mud put over the pot. We have registered a case of attempt to
murder under section 307 of IPC against the husband, wife and the
"All three are culprits. The husband Kiran Pal, wife Anita and the
tantrik named Nizaam are absconding," said the officer.