Poverty Compels Man To Bury Ailing Baby Alive

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NAWABSHAH: A man was arrested on 7 July 2024 after he allegedly confessed to having buried his week-old ailing baby alive for not being able to afford her treatment.

Media reports suggested that neighbors of the man, Tayyab alias Machar Rajper, had informed the Kandiaro police of Sanghar district about the matter.

A police party picked him up and during interrogation, he confessed to having committed the crime, SHO Ibrahim Soomro told the media.

He said the sack in which the suspect had packed the baby was recovered from him and on his lead, the police marked her grave.

The suspect was quoted by police as saying that his baby had been ill since her birth and her treatment required money which he did not have.

Acknowledgement: Published in Dawn News on 8th July 2024.
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