A two-day-old girl was stabbed to death with a screwdriver in Bhopal. The incident happened in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, and the news has created an uproar in social media.
The child’s body was wrapped in a shawl and was found dumped beside a temple in Bhopal’s Ayodhya Nagar community, and this is the third murder of a newborn girl in Bhopal in two weeks, reportedly.
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According to the Indian news reports, police officials received information at around 7am that a wrapped-up baby was lying next to a temple. The police are yet to identify the infant. The baby was reportedly stabbed over 100 times.
Talking to the media, Ayodhya Nagar senior police official Renu Murab said: “We were left stunned when we unwrapped the infant. Her body was pockmarked with wounds.”
Officials suspect that the baby was delivered at home instead of a hospital and the accused murdered the baby and disposed the body, apparently.
However, the police, initially thought someone had left the newborn near the temple at night and animals injured her. But the autopsy surgeon revealed that she had been stabbed with a screwdriver at least 100 times.
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Meanwhile, the police registered a case of murder under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, and officials have said to the media that they are scanning footage from CCTV cameras in the area to get more evidence for further investigation.