Grandma and dad who ‘burnt newborn baby alive’ arrested
The duo was arrested after locals found a half-burnt body of the baby in Tamil Nadu, India.
The body was found on the premises of a theatre on September 9, according to Times of India.
Local police took the body to a hospital for an autopsy and it was revealed the baby was alive when he was set on fire.
Sniffer dogs in the investigation led cops to the door of a 22-year-old woman named Sankaragomathi who had given birth to the boy.
Tenkasi district superintendent of police G Suguna Singh spoke to Times of India and said: “She became pregnant due to an affair with a man called Shankar of the locality and the two tried to abort the foetus twice by taking tablets, but in vain.