Delhi: Teenage girl kills 2-year-old baby to avenge insult
New Delhi: A 15-year-old class XI girl killed a 2-year-old baby in Delhi's Kalyanpuri area to avenge the insult made by the baby's mother.
The decomposed body of a two-year-old girl, Ilma, was found on June 13, three days after she had gone missing from her house in east Delhi's Kalyanpuri area.
Police said the body was found inside a gunny bag near Sanjay Lake around 9.30am. There was a dog bite mark on one hand.
According to the police, the body was first noticed by a 10-year-old boy, the brother of accused girl.
Police suspected the role of girl because she was the last person the baby was seen with. She had also, police said, sent her brother to the spot where she dumped the body of toddler.
When she was questioned in the presence of women cops and NGO officials, she confessed. At first, she said that a stranger had dumped the body at her doorstep on June 10. But on further questions she confessed of killing the baby.
The girl told police she killed the baby because victim's mother had insulted her publicly a few days earlier.
She lured the baby with watermelon and then strangled her, police said citing victim's mother. She then carried the baby in her schoolbag and dumped her near the Sanjay Lake.
Initially, a midwife whom the baby's mother had not paid was considered a suspect, but no evidence was found against her.
The case was cracked by a special task force (STF), roped in by DCP (east) Ajay Kumar. STF team, led by inspector K G Tyagi analyzed all aspects of the case and zeroed in on the girl.
The girl's cellphone location left police in no doubt about her involvement.
The girl has been provided counselling and sent to a correctional facility. A chargesheet will be submitted to the court soon, police said.