Telangana: Mother poisons baby girl after husband threatens divorce

The woman had delivered the girl child early this month but she killed the child as her husband had threatened to divorce her and marry another woman if she delivered another girl child.

Telangana: Mother poisons baby girl after husband threatens divorce

A tribal woman in Telangana killed her newborn girl child by feeding milk laced with pesticides as her husband had threatened to divorce her if she delivered another daughter.

Police in Nalgonda district arrested Nagamani and her husband Ramavath Jayaram after the incident came to light on Monday.

The woman had delivered the girl child early this month but she killed the child as her husband had threatened to divorce her and marry another woman if she delivered another girl child.

The child died at Devarakonda Area Hospital on February 9, after battling for life for four days.

Police took up the investigations after the doctors grew suspicious about the cause of the death.

This was the couple's third daughter. While the eldest daughter is five years old and is in the care of her paternal grandparents, the second child died after birth.