Morena: A man and his first wife allegedly killed a newborn girl from his second wife by poisoning the infant before strangulating her and throwing her body in a river in Morena, police said.

The incident occured at Jaderua Ka Pura village under Noorabad police station six days ago but was reported to the police on Friday.

According to police, the accused, 25-year-old Rajveer Gurjar and his first wife Munesh, did not have any child, which is why he got married with Lalo Gurjar without divorcing Munesh.

On May 12, Lalo gave birth to a baby girl. Disappointed by the birth of a girl, Rajveer and his first wife allegedly fed the infant poison that is used for killing lice, strangulated her and threw her body in Aasan river, police said.

They kept his second wife in confinement at their house. However, she managed to escape and reported the matter to Noorabad police station on Friday.

Police registered a case of murder against Rajveer and Munesh and arrested him. Divers have been roped in search of the body.

On the basis of Lalo's statement, police arrested Rajveer and is further probing the incident, Bhind SP Sanjay Singh said.


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