New Delhi, May 28: A 31-year-old allegedly threw his six-year-old son into a canal after he got angry and irritated his cries for momos. The incident was reported from Jaitpur in southwest Delhi on Saturday. The boy’s body was found on Sunday morning. According to the reports, the accused father, identified as Sanjay Alwi, was drunk at the time of the incident. Also Read - Does Haryana Need Lockdown? Read Deputy CM's Latest Statement
The incident happened at around 10:10 PM on Saturday. The police received a call on Saturday that a man had thrown a child into a canal from Madanpur Khadar Puliya. A team of police reached the spot and arrested Alwi. A team of divers and fire brigade were called to rescue the boy. Also Read - COVID-19: With 37,975 New Infections, India's Total Tally Surge To 91,77,841
Upon interrogation, Alwi told the police that he was taking a walk with the child when he saw a momos vendor and started crying to have some. The accused first threatened the child but when he didn’t listen, he picked him up and threw him into the canal. There were no injury marks on the body of the child, the police said. Also Read - COVID-19: PM Modi Holds Virtual Meeting With States, Home Minister Amit Shah Also Present
The police said that the man had consumed alcohol before his son. A medical report confirmed high alcohol level in his blood. The accused has been booked under IPC Section 302 (murder), DCP (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said. He was caught by some passerby after they saw him throwing the child into the canal.
Alwi is a rickshaw puller by profession and lives with his grandmother. He has three children and his wife has been living with her parents in Sonipat since 2012.