Kanpur: With a reason so bizarre, a 28-year-old woman Mahoba district on Tuesday burned to death her three-month-old daughter to beget a son.
According to a leading daily, Rajkali killed her daughter in absence of her in-laws, the police said after they arrested her for the murder.
The complaint against the woman was filed by her father-in-law who said that he was informed of the horrific news by his neighbours.
The sole witness to the incident, Rajkali's eight-year-old nephew, told police the she pour kerosine over the girl and set her on fire.
Rajkali who accepted to have killed her infant daughter said she believed by doing so she'll give birth to a boy.
The police in its preliminary investigation said that by examining the crime scene it was quite evident that the girl was killed by being set on fire.
The police has dispacthed the body to mortuary for post-mortem examination.