India: Man kills lover's toddler by putting him into bucket of boiling water

The accused, who was arrested two days back, was miffed with the woman as she was not ready to marry him

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Published: Tue 25 Apr 2023, 2:50 PM

Last updated: Tue 25 Apr 2023, 3:09 PM

A man allegedly killed the 15-month-son of a woman with whom he had illicit relations by putting him into a bucket of boiling water in Maharashtra's Pune district, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on April 6 at Shet Pimpalgaon village near Chakan and the boy succumbed to burn injuries during treatment on April 18, they said.

The man, who was arrested two days back, was miffed with the woman as she was not ready to marry him, police inspector Vaibhav Shingare said.

"Investigations revealed that when the woman was not at home, the accused allegedly put the boy into a bucket of boiling water, and he later cooked up a story that the child accidentally hit the bucket and hot water fell on him," the official said.

The woman's sister had seen the accused putting the boy into the boiling water bucket, but she was threatened by the accused, he said.

"After the boy's death, the woman's sister informed her about what actually happened during the incident. Subsequently, the boy's mother approached the police with a complaint and a case was registered against the man under Indian Penal Code Section 302 (murder)," the official said.

The man has been arrested and further investigation is underway, he added.

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