The Navghar police arrested a couple on Friday for relinquish its 10-day-old child under a parked bus in Mulund. The couple is out on bail now. According to police officer, the couple has been know as Jagannath Prabhakar Sahu (33) and Sapna (25). They got married four years ago and have a one-and-a-half year old daughter.
Sapna was in Odisha for a long time, and when she informed Sahu that she was pregnant, he started bear questions. Sahu would ever fight with Sapna due to his suspicion. “Police sub-inspector Vijay Waghmare said”.
The girl was delivered on October 26; the two decide to leave the baby at the roadside and walk away. On November 6, they left the baby under a parked bus at Apna Bazaar road in Mulund and went back to their Kalyan place.
After we find the baby, we started explore the matter. We started checking all the private and government hospitals in Mulund and Thane. As we couldn’t got any leads, we assumed that the baby might have been delivered at home.
The cops started checking in a chawl at Ghoshala road in Mulund, and a local tipped them off that a baby had been delivered in the previous week of October at Sapna’s mother’s home.
We took the inhabitant of the house into custody for explore. That’s when it was confirmed that the baby had been delivered in the house of Sapna’s mother in Ghoshala road.
During the course of the checkout, the relatives published the names of the parents who had relinquish the baby. “We then picked up Sahu for interrogation and he published that he and his wife had relinquish the child, as he suspected the baby wasn’t his. He had also been get taunts from his in-laws as a baby girl had been born. He got disturbed and took the decision to relinquish her.”
Friday morning, Sahu’s wife was also arrested. The accused were booked under Sections 317 exposure and relinquish of child under twelve years, by parent or person having care of it and 34 acts done by several persons with the exceed a common intention of the Indian Penal Code. They were produced in a Mulund court on Friday and were granted bail. The child is in the care of a local NGO.