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Man arrested for abandoning child was on the run after killing live-in partner

Gujarat: A 10-month-old girl was found abandoned late on Friday night. (Representative)

Ahmedabad:

A man apprehended from Kota in Rajasthan for abandoning his child’s son in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar had allegedly killed the child’s mother before fleeing the state. A police officer gave this information on Sunday.

The 10-month-old baby was found unattended outside a cowshed in Pethapur village of Gandhinagar late Friday night, and 14 police teams soon after checking CCTV footage from the surroundings noticed his father Sachin Dixit and nabbed him on Saturday. brought into. for Ahmedabad on Sunday morning, the police said.

“(Mr) Dixit was married but was in a live-in relationship with the victim, identified as Mehndi alias Heena Pathani, with whom she had a boy. He first strangled Heena in a flat in Vadodara , then dropped the child Shivansh near the cowshed and fled, Inspector General of Police (Gandhinagar Range) Abhay Chudasama told reporters.

“The body of the child’s mother was found packed in a bag in the kitchen of their flat in Vadodara on Sunday. (Mr) Dixit lived five days a week with Heena in Vadodara, where he worked, and spent the weekend on his own. Gandhinagar flat with wife and parents,” said the IG.

He met Heena in 2019, when she was working in a showroom in Ahmedabad, and then after a brief separation, reunited with her after getting a job in Vadodara, Shivansh was born in 2020.

The official said that two days ago Mr Dixit had said that he was going to his native Uttar Pradesh to be with his parents and wife.

“An argument broke out and he strangled Heena and then packed the body in a bag and left it in the kitchen, probably because he could not muster the courage to dispose of it. He left the child near a cowshed from where he Often used to buy milk,” he said.

The IG said Mr Dixit later left for Uttar Pradesh with his parents and wife via Rajasthan, but was caught by police on his way to Kota, when CCTV cameras showed him getting out of his car and meeting the children. left near the Gaushala.

“The child is in an orphanage and his DNA samples will be matched with those of the accused. (Mr) Dixit, who was arrested for abandoning the child. He will also be booked for murder. Primarily, such It appears that the accused’s wife did not do so. Nothing is known about his live-in status with Heena,” Mr. Chudasama said.

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