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Jawan booked for killing 3-month-old daughter

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Updated: February 17, 2011, 2:51 PM IST
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Jawan booked for killing 3-month-old daughter
Cops yet to arrest soldier for strangling his daughter as he admitted himself to hospital for mental instability.

Pune: An army jawan allegedly killed his three-month-old daughter at his residence. The case came to light after the child's post-mortem report indicated injury marks around the baby's neck.

Police became suspicious of him since he was the last to enter the baby's room. The police have registered an FIR against the jawan slapping charges under IPC section 302 (murder).

Police could not arrest Rohansingh Gurjar as he got himself admitted at the Command Hospital stating unstable state of mind. Gurjar is originally from Rajasthan and is posted in the Madras Regiment.

According to the police, action will be taken against him only after he is declared fit by the doctors treating him.

Gurjar was posted in the city 10 months ago. According to the police, he allegedly killed his daughter and then accompanied his wife to command hospital for a check up.

No one was present at their home except the couple's two-year-old daughter, who was sleeping at that time.

Around 4 pm, the elder daughter started crying and couple's neighbour rushed to their house to attend the crying child. When the neighbour went to the other room to check on the other child, she showed no signs of life.

Devi Sudhir Chauhan (40), the neighbour, said, "When I came back from the gurudwara, I heard the older child was crying continuously. When I peeped inside, the three-month-old baby was pale yellow and we rushed to the hospital where the doctors declared her dead on arrival."

The post mortem report indicated strangulation marks around the child's neck.

Senior Police Inspector of Wanowrie, Shivaji Kanse said, "There are no direct witnesses to this incident but corroborative evidence indicate that he was only the person who had last accessed the room where the baby was kept. We suspect that he killed the daughter first and then accompanied his wife to the hospital.

According to the doctors, it seemed he was disturbed and returned home around 5 pm leaving his wife in the hospital."

First Published: February 17, 2011, 2:51 PM IST
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