August 28, 2016 1:53:56 am
Shortly after abandoning his eight-year-old and three-year-old daughters inside their house in Samaypur Badli last week, Bunty Gupta allegedly killed his youngest child, a two-year-old son.
Gupta, who was arrested Saturday morning, allegedly told police during questioning that he had “thrown” the child inside Munak Canal on August 18 and left him to drown. His daughters were rescued by police days after Gupta left them inside a room, without any food or water, and asked them not to leave. The girls were starving and had infections from wounds infested by maggots. Gupta had abandoned them and killed his son because he “wanted to get rid of his children,”, said police. “He didn’t want to spend any money on their upbringing… he just didn’t want take care of the children,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer Delhi) Vikramjit Singh.
The DCP added, “Bunty left his two daughters in their house and took his son with him. He threw the child in the canal… his body was recovered the same day but nobody came forward to claim the body. To identify the child, we had visited Sonipat and alerted local police stations, but we couldn’t get any leads.”
Gupta admitted to the murder during questioning, said police, adding that he said he was not aware of the miserable condition his daughters were found in.
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During questioning, Gupta told police that his wife had left him a few months ago and taken their son with her, but she returned the child later. “Gupta is an alcoholic and he doesn’t stick to any job for long,” said an officer.
Meanwhile, help has been pouring in for the two girls, who are recuperating at a hospital, said a police official. Many people, as well as NRIs, have come forward with offers of financial assistance, added the officer.
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