MEERUT: A 35-year-old man allegedly hacked a one-and-a-half-year-old child to death in Khanpur’s Saujhana Jhaya village in Bulandshahr district on Wednesday, police said. According to police, the accused, identified as Kaju aka Kishanpal – an alcohol addict, took the child, who was playing outside his house, to a cane field and hacked him to death.
When the family members of the minor started looking for him, they found his body in the field and spotted the accused at some distance. The accused attacked the villagers with a knife when they tried to stop him, said superintendent of police (SP) city, Bulandshahr, Surendranath Tiwari. Villagers thrashed Kishanpal after which police reached the spot and admitted him to district hospital.
“Based on the complaint filed by the child’s family members, a case has been registered under section 302 (murder) against the accused. However, he succumbed during treatment on Thursday,” said SP. No angle of enmity was cited by the victim’s family , police said. The minor’s body was handed over to the family after a post-mortem, police said. Body of the accused has been sent for the post-mortem and his family has been informed, SP said.

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