Unable to bear male child, woman kills three minors in Punjab

Kapurthala: A woman was booked for murdering three children, including her two daughters, over a period of two months allegedly under frustration for not being able to bear a male child, police said here today.

Accused Sarabjit Kaur, at village Mand Sarupwala in Sultanpurilodha area near here, murdered her six-year-old daughter by giving her poison and followed the same method to kill her two-year-old daughter also, police said.

According to the police, the accused woman has also confessed to killing a relative's two-year-old son by poisoning him, too, SP Jagjit Soraya said.

Police had registered a criminal case on April 11 against the woman on the complaint of her father-in-law who suspected her of the killings, the SP said adding, following which the post mortem of boy was done and his viscera sent for analysis.

Meanwhile the police also consulted psychologists and other experts and on the findings of post mortem report concluded that the accused had murdered the three kids in a frustration for not being able to bear a male child, he said.

Sultanpurlodhi Deputy SP Devinder Singh, when contacted, said police arrested the accused Sarabjit Kaur and was produced her before the local magistrate who remanded her to two days police custody.

During preliminary interrogation, the accused confessed murdering the three kids and a case under section 302 IPC against her, police said.

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