A father on Sunday killed his newborn son by slamming him to the ground in Palashbari Upazila of Gaibandha. Locals captured the man and handed him over to police after the incident.
The detainee was identified as Saju Mia, 31, son of Sultan Sharkar from Shakhahar Union of Gaibandha's Gobindaganj Upazila. Saju is a car painter by profession.
The horrific incident occurred at the Mother Clinic and Nursing Home located on Ghoraghat Road of Palashbari, at around 10:30pm on Sunday night.
Palashbari police station Inspector (investigation) Mostafizur Rahman said Saju married Shahnaz Begum three year ago. Shortly after their marriage, they engaged in family dispute. For this reason, Shahnaz moved back in with her father around two years ago. Shahnaz was pregnant at the time.
Mostafizur added that Shahnaz believed their martial dispute would be resolved once they had a child, though Saju did not want to be a father.
Shahnaz was admitted to the clinic near her father's house after felt labour pains on Sunday afternoon. Subsequently, she gave birth to a boy through caesarean section at around 9:30pm that day. As Shahnaz was unconscious after the operation, her relatives were taking care the child, said Mostafiz.
Saju came to the clinic to see the child at around 10:30pm. After taking the baby into his lap, he slammed the newborn on the ground before anyone realized what was happening. The baby died instantly, though locals and Shahnaz’s relatives managed to capture Saju and handed him over to police.
Palashbari police station OC Mahmudul Alam said a case had been filed against Saju Mia regarding the incident.
“We will send him to jail through the court,” he added.