Four held for killing new-born baby in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Four people, including two women, were arrested Sunday for killing a newborn baby girl in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said.

The incident took place in Mali Panchghara in the district, seven km from Kolkata.

The accused includes the mother of the child. They were arrested from near Howrah railway station.

"We arrested four people, including the mother of the child. The unmarried woman gave birth to the child in the early hours of Sunday. There are strangulation marks on the baby's neck. It seems she was strangulated before being abandoned. We are probing all aspects," police said.

The baby was found lying motionless on the roadside by morning walkers who informed the police. After questioning people, police learnt about the four people who had abandoned the baby and arrested them.


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