- The girl was malnourished and had developed rickets, police said
- Post-mortem report shows she died of suffocation
- Tantrik told couple to bury her body at home, police said
A couple in Uttar Pradesh allegedly killed their six-year-old daughter and buried her inside their home, advised by a self-claimed "godman" that their next child would be healthy.
The girl was malnourished and had developed rickets, the police say.
The police arrived at Anandpal's home on a complaint from neighbours. On digging up the floor of their home, they found their daughter Tara's body. They told the police that they buried the child on the advice of a tantrik, reports news agency ANI.
Tara's grandmother said her mother did not want to part with her, so she buried the child in the house and planned to set up a little shrine at the spot.
"We tried several medicines, but nothing worked on her and she kept getting weaker. My grandson has also developed rickets," said the grandmother.
A post-mortem reveals that there was no food in Tara's stomach and that she died of strangling.
"The post-mortem report says the girl was strangled to death," Ravindra Gaur, a police officer from Moradabad said, adding that Tara's parents will be arrested.
(With Inputs From ANI)