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Man arrested for female infanticide in Barguna

  • Published at 10:02 pm January 18th, 2020
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He drowned his 40 day old daughter for being a girl

A man was arrested in Amtali upazila of Barguna on Saturday afternoon, for killing his newborn daughter being a girl.

The arrested was identified as Jahangir Shikder, from Gochkhali village in Gulishakhali union of Amtali upazila.

According to police, Jahangir and his wife Shima Begum have two other girls named Sohagi, 9, and Jannati, 3. Jahangir, upset that he had a girl instead of a boy this time, started acting maliciously with Shima and the newborn.

On Thursday, Jahangir was alone with his newborn daughter when his wife Shima was busy with household chores. When Shima came back to the room she found Jahangir and her newborn daughter were missing.

Shima and other family members found the body of the newborn girl in a canal behind their house.

Police visited the scene upon being informed and the girl's body was taken to Barguna General Hospital for autopsy.

Shima filed a case with Amtali police station on Friday.

Amtali police station OC Abul Bashar said: "Jahangir confessed in primary interrogation that he killed his daughter by drowning her. He will be produced in court on Sunday."