Man held for abandoning toddler son was fleeing after killing live-in partner
   Date :11-Oct-2021

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A MAN who was held from Kota in Rajasthan for abandoning his toddler son in Gandhinagar in Gujarat had allegedly murdered the infant’s mother before fleeing the State, a police official said on Sunday. The 10-month-old child was found abandoned late Friday night outside a cowshed in Gandhinagar’s Pethapur village, and 14 police teams soon zeroed in on his father, Sachin Dikshit, after checking CCTV footage of the vicinity and he was held on Saturday, police said.
“Dikshit was married but had a live-in relation with the victim, identified as Menhndi alias Heena Pathani, with whom he had the boy. He first strangled Heena in a Vadodara flat, then abandoned baby Shivansh near the cowshed and fled,” Abhay Chudasama, Inspector General of Police told reporters.