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5-day-old girl killed by father

Chinsurah, July 5: Police have arrested a man and his brother for killing a five-day-old girl — his third daughter — in the Khanakul area of Hooghly district, about 100 km from Calcutta, this morning.

Police said Labh Malik, 35, and his brother, Kush, throttled the baby to death while her mother was away.

The duo then buried the body in their small plot of land. When the girl’s mother returned and found her baby missing, she turned to neighbours for help.

A local panchayat member heard of the incident and informed the Khanakul police station. Labh confessed to the crime when he was asked about the missing baby. He has two daughters, aged six and eight.

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