Aurangabad: In a shocking incident, a woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her 10-month-old son because she wanted a girl child, police said on Monday. The body of the infant was found in a water-filled drum outside the woman’s house.
According to the information, Vedika Erande had filed a police complaint after her son went missing from their house in Paithankheda village of Aurangabad district early on Sunday.
Initially the woman framed it to be a abduction case, however while probing into the matter, police found a child lying dead inside a drum filled with water in the verandah of Vedika’s house.
“Since the death looked suspicious, we questioned Vedika and another relative but were not convinced with their answers,” assistant inspector Pandit Sonawane of Bidkin police station said
“It was revealed during questioning that Vedika, who has an elder son, killed the 10-month-old because she wanted a daughter,” Sonawane said.
The woman has been charged under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code, he added.