Two aunts identified as Pinki and Rinki have been allegedly accused of smothering their 2-year old nephew to death in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida, India.
The two women who were arrested on Monday, October 5 was said to have hidden the child’s body in a wardrobe after committing the evil act.
The aunts allegedly killed their nephew as a result of the jealousy that had towards their sister-in-law, who is the mother of the child.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in Central Noida, Harish Chander explained that, “The child was killed on September 29 by her two aunts, who had then covered his body in a blanket and hid it in a wardrobe inside their house.”
“The child had gone missing and on September 29, the family had approached the local Surajpur police station where a case for ‘missing’ was lodged in connection with the matter and probe taken up,” Chander disclosed.
“Later that night, the toddler’s body was recovered from the wardrobe and taken to a hospital where doctors confirmed death and stated asphyxiation as the cause.
“The matter was investigated and the two aunts were interrogated based on evidence suggesting their role. The two women have confessed to killing the child and have been arrested,” he claimed.
The police explained that Pinki and Rinki who were around 30 years of age had visited their parents house and gotten irritated with Sapna’s (the child’s mother) attitude towards them.
“They were also “jealous” of Sapna as their brother took her side and often provoking the sisters on various issues, giving rise to hatred among them that led to the extreme step by the duo,” the police stated.
The police added, “An FIR has been lodged against them at the Surajpur police station under Indian Penal Code sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence).”