SHILLONG, Jun 19: In a gruesome incident, a three week old child was murdered in the wee hours of June 19 in a city locality.
According to police, this incident happened at around 2:30 am when the murderer masked his faced and entered a house situated in Mission Compound, Shillong.
According to the East Khasi Hills District, Superintendent of Police (SP) Davis Nestell R Marak that the man first injured the mother and then snatched the baby boy from her and killed him.
“The man who was masked drowned the baby with its head first in a bucket which was found in the top floor of the house and fled after committing the crime,” Marak said.
The SP said that although when the police reached the spot the baby was still breathing but died in the hospital.
The father of the baby was out of station at the time of the incident.
Sources said that the suspect in the case has been arrested on Tuesday evening.