It takes away all our trust in humanity, to see such evil people around us who could cruel enough to do such an act. A 29-year-old man, D Varadharajan did this monstrous act. According to the police, this is not the first time that he tried to kill his baby. He had tried to kill the infant when she was three days old but was stopped by his relatives. However, in the second try, he succeeded in taking the life of his baby girl by his own hands.
Birth of a girl-child: A disappointment.
D Varadharajan was a daily wage farmer at Vadamaruthur village and was married to his wife, Saundharya of Sundaresapuram village in august 2018. On October 20th, they had a baby girl. The news of the birth of a baby ‘girl’ made the father very disappointed. The girl was born at Jipmer hospital in Puducherry, as said by the police.
How the menacing-murder took place:
On Tuesday, Saundharya was fed her baby and slept. Around 12.30 am, Varadharajan crept inside the room where the mother, along with her daughter, were sleeping and took the baby from her mother. He then went to the banks of the Thenpennai river, 500m away from the house and dug a pit. He buried the infant alive in the same hole.
At 4 am, Saundharya woke up, and when she couldn’t see her baby, she became anxious and desperately searched for her baby. When she couldn’t find her anywhere, she started screaming for help. Varadharajan then confessed to his wrongdoing, after which the couple’s relatives and villagers alerted the Tirukovilur police. The baby was ungraved in front of the police and revenue officials.
The Murderer’s statement:
Varadharajan told the police that he has already shown his wife and relatives that, he wanted a boy and in case a girl was born, he won’t be keeping the girl child. “But, the family turned against us” -he said. He is now reserved under section 302(punishment for murder) and section 315(act done with intent to prevent a child from being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) of the IPC(Indian Penal Code).