In a shocking incident, a woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district killed her 6-year-old daughter after the minor discovered her affair with a neighbour. The young girl had found her mother in a compromising position with Natwar Singh who lived next door.
Scared that her affair would become public knowledge the mother and lover took the law into their own hands. The minor was killed on November 12 in a village near Sadabad. However, for weeks, the mother and her lover derailed the investigation by alleging that she had been raped and murdered by an unknown assailant.
According to local police, the young girl ran away as soon as she saw her mother. However, the mother and her lover plotted to kill her before her husband returned home. In the evening, the duo suffocated the girl, mutilated her private parts and tossed her body in a field.
Reportedly, the girl’s body was discovered later that same night. Her private parts were bleeding, indicating sexual assault, which was later confirmed. The police interrogated around 55 people in connection with the incident.
However, during questioning, the police found inconsistencies in the testimonies of the mother and Singh,
After being grilled, the duo confessed to the crime.
According to local press reports, several villagers were aware of the mother’s affair, which started six months ago. A family member even told the police that the accused mother was capable of such a horrid crime. The duo was arrested on Tuesday and sent to judicial custody.
The duo have now been charged with rape, murder, causing disappearance.
The duo was booked under IPC Sections 302 ( murder ), 376 AB (Punishment for rape on a woman under twelve years of age), 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence of the offense, or giving false information to screen offender), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention)