Jajpur: The father of the days old baby named Dharitri who was rescued by villagers from a compost in Shaymsundarpur in Jajpur has been arrested by police today. Earlier, the police had detained the man suspecting his role in burying the newborn.
The man, Ramesh Basantia of Jenapur had taken the baby to the field at 5 am on March 25 and buried her to kill her since the family already had four children, he confessed after the police questioned him today, informed Jajpur SP Anup Sahu.
After the confession, the Jenapur police has arrested Ramesh.
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