"she started behaving strangely."
An Indian woman allegedly killed her 5-month-old son by setting him on fire in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli district. The incident took place on December 26, 2020.
Police arrested the accused on December 27, 2020, and she was identified as 27-year-old Guddi Singh Gond.
Manoj Singh, the officer in charge of the case stated:
“On December 26, 2020, Shreepal Singh informed the police that her daughter-in-law Guddi set her grandson Sandeep Gond on fire.
“She alleged that Guddi set her son on fire for crying a lot.
“A police team reached the scene and recovered the burnt body of the infant wrapped in a piece of cloth.
“The police have sent 5-month-old’s body for postmortem.
“The accused Guddi Singh is stated to be mentally unstable. She confessed to her crime but didn’t say much.
“Mental health counsellors are taking care of her.”
The investigating officer continued: “After the arrest, Guddi said she didn’t know when and how she set her son on fire. She was not in her senses.”
The complainant, Shreepal Singh, said:
“Guddi has three daughters and after the birth of her son Sandeep, she started behaving strangely. A sorcerer was treating her.”
Senior police officer Virendra Singh Baghel stated:
“Police are investigating the role of the sorcerer as some family members suspect that the woman killed her son for occult practice.”
In a separate incident, an 11-year-old boy was allegedly murdered as a human sacrifice in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.
The boy’s body was found in a field on December 27, 2020, with his nose and ears chopped off.
He was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by some of his family members as a human sacrifice.
The boy had been reported missing to the police on December 26, 2020, by his father.
However, the father, Raghuvir Singh alleged the police did not make a serious attempt to find his son.
Raghuvir believed that some of his family members killed his son for money.
The accused was allegedly involved in occult rituals and believed that sacrificing the boy would bring them fame and fortune.
Raghuvir stated: “Members of the family, Nanda, Badri Someto, Balasahai, Jeetu and Kallu along with other people kidnapped the child on December 26, 2020, morning at 11 am.
“He was killed for their greed after being taken to the field.”
After recovering the body of the minor victim, the investigating police officer Tejaswini Gautam stated:
“We are investigating the case and the accused will be arrested soon.”