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Gujarat: Parents who buried newborn girl alive in farm arrested

Aug 06, 2022, 02:39PM ISTSource: TOI.in

The parents of the infant girl who was buried alive soon after her birth early on Thursday morning in Gambhoi village of Sabarkantha were caught on Friday. Her father Shailesh Bajania was caught near Kadi in Mehsana while mother Manjula was found from Mansa in Gandhinagar district. While it was widely speculated that they dumped her because she was a girl child, the parents claimed they took the extreme decision fearing that they would not be able to afford the treatment as she was undersize and unhealthy at birth. Shailesh had lost his job as a farmhand in Gandhinagar district recently and thereafter the couple had gone to Manjula's parental home in Gambhoi as she was pregnant, police said. However, while still in her 7.5 months pregnancy, Manjula gave birth to the girl at around 6am on Thursday. The infant was found by farmer Jitendrasinh Dhabi in his field located on the Himmatnagar-Shamlaji road near GEB office at Gambhoi.

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