Incident Reports

Parents arrested on charge of infanticide in Rupandehi


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Gaidahawa, Ward 6

Police arrested  22-year-old Shreeram Mallaha and, 20-year-old Renu Mallaha on the charge of killing their 8-month-old infant Suraj Mallaha by cutting his throat. According to the police, the infant was found dead in his own home in Rupandehi, Gaidahawa rural municipality-6 on September 12 evening and his parents were arrested on the suspicion of infanticide.

Police spokesperson Satyanarayan Thapa said that the couple had confessed to killing the baby on September 11 and as per their confession, they were disturbed due to daily quarrels in the family due to land disputes.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Infanticide
Weapons Sharp weapon
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
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