Ranchi: A newborn
girl was allegedly murdered by her father near this Jharkhand
capital city Tuesday, police said. The man, a resident of Damari
village near the city, is now on the run.
Shanti, the girl's mother, told Chutia police station officials
that her husband, Anand, killed their new-born baby while they
were on way to Ranchi on a motorcycle.
When they reached the Taimara Valley, Anand pushed her off the
motorbike and she lost her consciousness when she fell, Shanti
told police. When she regained consciousness, she found that the
body of their 12-day-old baby lying by the roadside, she said.
Anand then took her back to the village and fled, she said. After
the incident, Shanti said, she called her sister in Ranchi and
together they lodged a police complaint. She also told the police
that her husband was unhappy about the birth of a girl.
The baby's body has been sent for a post-mortem examination and
the report is awaited.