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Irate father kills boy on crave for girl child


Agartala, August 12, 2017: While infanticide of girl child has been a common phenomenon in Indian society, a reverse yet bizarre incident occurred in Tripura. A poor tribal man who had a long crave for girl child killed his infant son in a hysterical expression. 

The tragic incident occurred at remote Nalchari village in Sabroom subdivision of north Tripura district, on Tuesday, police said in a belated report on Saturday. They said killer father named Swadhin Tripura has been arrested.

Swadhin Tripura had two sons and his wife Annalaxmi gave birth to their third son three months ago. She told police that her husband had a long desire to have a daughter and he became very upset after birth of another boy.

On Tuesday Swadhin suddenly became furious and murdered his three month old son. Witnessing disheartening occurrence, Annalaxmi fled to forests to save her two other sons. She later appeared to police station to inform the incident and lodge a complaint.

A police team rushed to the spot and arrested Swadhin Tripura from his home. The killer has confessed to committing the crime and blamed his wife for not delivering a girl child.