Two women were arrested on Monday for allegedly murdering their two-year-old nephew over “jealousy” with his mother. The incident has been reported from Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Such stories of child murder by women never make it to prime time media.
According to the police, the incident took place when accused Pinki, who is married and is the elder sister of co-accused Rinki, had visited her parent’s house.
Both siblings, who are around 30 years of age, told police that they were upset with the child’s mother Sapna, wife of their brother, over her attitude towards them.
The women were also “jealous” of their sister-in-law, as their brother took her side and often taunted the sisters on various issues, giving rise to hatred among them that led to the extreme step by the duo, the police said.
The infant child was killed on September 29 by his two aunts, who had then covered his body in a blanket and hid it in a wardrobe inside their house. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Noida, Harish Chander said,
The child had gone missing and on September 29, the family had approached the local Surajpur police station where a case for ‘missing’ was lodged in connection with the matter and probe taken up.
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Later that night, the toddler’s body was recovered from the wardrobe and taken to a hospital where doctors confirmed death and stated asphyxiation as the cause, the officer said. Chander further claimed,
The matter was investigated and the two aunts were interrogated based on evidence suggesting their role. The two women have confessed to killing the child and have been arrested.
An FIR has been lodged against them at the Surajpur police station under Indian Penal Code sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), the police added.
Crime has no gender, but whenever the accused are women, there is zero outrage in society. In most cases, we are also prompt to declare women of unstable mind whenever such incidents are reported.
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