Bodies of 5 Brothers Found in Well in MP, Parents Absconding
Police said the boys’ father and mother (of four of them) have been missing since the bodies were found.
Bodies of five brothers, all aged between one to five years, were found floating in a well in a village of Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district on Wednesday, 10 October, reports Hindustan Times.
Police were notified about the bodies after the residents of the Chikli village discovered them. Speaking to the newspaper, Barwani’s superintendent of police, Vijay Khatri, said the five boys were the sons of Bhattar Singh, a labourer in Maharashtra.
Singh has two wives. Four of his sons are from wife Sangeeta, and one is from his other wife, Sunita. Police said both Singh and Sangeeta have been missing since the bodies were found.
Bodies of the five boys, which were recovered by police, are believed to have been in the well for at least 24 hours, police told Hindustan Times.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
Police had managed to track down Sunita, who lives with her parents. She told them that Singh had reportedly visited her on Sunday, 7 October, and taken their son from her.
Following this, she said, she visited the Chikli village on Tuesday, 9 October, but had found his house empty. She then returned to her parents’ house, the report added.
While the absence of both Singh and Sangeeta has led police suspect them, they said they couldn’t ascertain whether the case was one of murder or an accident.
“No one from the village has seen the boys being led by their parents to the well, which is right next to an unpaved road used by villagers. However, the fact that the parents are missing raises suspicion of possible foul play.”Barwani SP Vijay Khatri told Hindustan Times
Police, quoting the locals, said Singh had been away for some time and had only returned recently.
(With inputs from Hindustan Times)
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