UP Shocker! A drunken man throws four children into a canal in Kasganj, and three survive. held | representative image
Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh): A man has been arrested for throwing his four children into a canal after an altercation with his wife, sources said on Wednesday.
The 12-year-old girl swam to safety and also rescued two of her siblings. fourth child missing
The 12-year-old daughter he threw off the 30-foot bridge not only swam to safety, but also saved two of her siblings. However, her fourth child, her 5-year-old youngest, is still missing.
The accused, Pushpendra Kumar, dropped his wife off at her father’s house 15 km from the village after a domestic dispute.
Accused who threw children off a bridge
Upon returning, Kumar told his children that he would take them to a fair held at a nearby shrine. On the way, he stopped on a bridge and threw his four children, Sonu (13), Prabha (12), Kajal (8) and Hemlata (5), into a 15-foot-deep canal.
Prabha swam ashore and, holding her hand tightly, brought her sister Kajal as well. When she reached the beach, she screamed at her drowning brother Sonu, telling her to hold on to her legpost until help arrived. Then she began frantically waving her hands at passers-by who came to her rescue and calling for her help.
All three children are in stable condition, villagers said. He added that divers were now deployed to track down the missing child.
Describing the incident, Sonwu said that his father arranged an auto-rickshaw to go to the fair. “We got excited and dressed up. After moving for a few minutes, we stopped at a bridge. He took us to show us the canal. He made us sit on the fence. When we asked how deep the canal was, he pushed us one by one. We still haven’t found the youngest.”
FIR registered against the accused
The FIR was later registered against Pushpendra under IPC sections 363 (kidnapping) and 307 (attempted murder) based on a complaint filed by village guard Chob Singh.
Singh said “Pushpendra worked as a daily bet. He was mostly drunk. His wife somehow ensured the education of his three older children.”
Siddhart Tomar, SHO of Sahawar, said: “During the investigation, the accused confessed to his crimes and claimed he committed them while intoxicated. He was sent to jail.”
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