Man arrested for burying new-born alive in Sindh’s Naushahro Feroze

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Man arrested for burying new-born alive in Sindh's Naushahro Feroze

SUKKUR: Burying girls alive is something that reminds us of the “age of ignorance” but unfortunately the grisly act still prevails as a man was arrested for burying his 15-day-old baby alive in a grave in Sindh’s Naushahro Feroze.

The suspect, who confessed to burying his newborn girl alive before police, said he committed the gruesome crime because he “didn’t have money for the baby’s treatment”.

The police nabbed the suspect, Tayyab alias Machar Rajper, after reports of a baby buried alive in a village near Tharo Shah, District Naushaharoferoz, went viral on social media.

Nausharoferoz Superintendent of Police (SSP) Captain retired Saddam Hussain Khaskheli took notice of the ‘viral video’ and ordered Deputy Superintendent of Police Abdul Majeed Arain to verify it.

After verification, the DSP and Tharo Shah Police Station SHO rushed to the reported area and took the suspect’s brothers Imdad and Hanif Rajper into custody.

They later arrested the suspect following interrogation with his brothers and exhumed the body of the baby girl from the place he had indicated in the presence of a magistrate for further investigation.

In his statement to the police, Tayyab claimed that his baby was anemic by birth so he handed her over to a relative for her treatment as he didn’t have money for her treatment.

He said the relative returned the baby to him with an excuse based on financial restraints.

Instead of taking the baby back home, he put her into a gunny bag and buried her alive, the police quoted the suspect as saying.

As per reports, the doctors had suggested the baby’s parents to take her to Hyderabad for treatment.

DSP Arain told Geo News that a first information report (FIR) was registered on the state’s behalf against the suspect, under Sections 302, 301 and 201 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).