In a shocking incident, A 22-year-old woman arrested for allegedly murdering her newborn girl and hid her body inside a washing machine at her house in Patla village at Ghaziabad. The police said that the woman wanted a son but had a daughter.

The young mother, who gave birth to her first child three months ago, was frustrated and angry at herself for not having a son, SSP Akash Tomar said.

In a fit of rage, Aarti smothered the infant with a pillow yesterday and stuffed the body in a washing machine when the family members, including her in-laws, had gone out of the house.

The woman later called up police and claimed that her daughter had been abducted by some unidentified persons.

“When police reached the area, our teams launched search and also checked the house. In the washing machine, we found the dead body of the girl. Her mother was questioned and she admitted to the crime. We called her for questioning after her husband Mohit Kumar lodged a criminal case against his wife,” said police.

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The investigators said that there was no pressure on the woman from her in-laws or her husband for a son in the family and she killed the child on her own as she wanted to have a son.

The police said that the woman will be arrested for murder and destruction of evidence and will be produced before a Ghaziabad court on Monday.

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