Police said Surendra Paswan, from the Sarangpur village, took a loan of
Late on Friday evening, Paswan, his wife Nandini and their infant daughter Shrishti Kumari were returning home on his motorbike when the moneylender stopped Paswan's vehicle on a bridge over the Suara river and asked him for his money back.
Police said Singh was infuriated after the Paswan said he would be unable to pay the loan immediately. In a fit of anger, Singh snatched the baby from her mother's lap and threw her into the river. The baby died instantly.
"I told him I would repay the loan next month after [the] marriage of my sister but he (the moneylender) assaulted us and then threw our child into the river from the bridge," Paswan said. He has lodged a case with the local police who are investigating the matter.
Angry villagers later recovered the girl's body from the river and protested on the streets seeking the arrest of the accused and adequate compensation to the victim's family. Later, police rushed to the spot and handed over
The police swung into action soon after the case was registered. "We are conducting raids to arrest the accused," the local district superintendent of police Ratnamani Sanjeev told the media on Sunday.
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