In a crime that has left Bhopalis horror-struck, a two-day-old girl child was stabbed over 100 times with a screwdriver, her body wrapped in a shawl and dumped beside a temple in Bhopal’s Ayodhya Nagar. This is the third murder of a newborn girl in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh in two weeks. Police are yet to identify the infant.
Ayodhya Nagar SHO Renu Murab said police received information around 7am on Thursday (Sept 24) that a wrapped-up baby was lying next to a temple. Even seasoned cops shuddered at the sight when they unwrapped the little one, her body was pockmarked with puncture wounds.
Initially, police thought someone had left the newborn near the temple at night and animals injured her. But the autopsy surgeon gave them the grisly truth-
she had been stabbed with a screwdriver at least 100 times.
Police registered a case of murder and are scanning footage from CCTV cameras in the area. They believe the child was born at home.
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