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Man Buries New-Born Daughter Alive Because He Expected A Male Child

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Police in India yesterday said they have taken a man who allegedly buried his newborn daughter alive because he wanted a male child into custody.
The baby was reportedly rescued by local villagers after they spotted her feet sticking up from a shallow pit in a farmland within the Jajpur district of the eastern state of Odisha.
The father of the child, Ramesh Chandra, a taxi driver was, arrested by the police for attempted manslaughter.
The 35-year-old had allegedly taken the baby from her mother after she was born on Saturday.
A police officer, Jyoti Prakash Pande, told reporters that, “They were unable to explain about the missing child after we scanned the locality for expecting mothers.
Pande added that Chandra while been questioned admitted burying the baby, saying he was too poor to raise a daughter.
The officer revealed that the couple already has two daughters and a son and had aborted two earlier pregnancies.

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