A daily wage earner in Namakkal district was arrested for allegedly drowning his 12 day old baby girl in a water tank. He was not in favour of having a child as he was unable to make both ends meet. His parents were not in favour of their daughter-in- law to go in for an abortion and so maintained silence on this issue.
However after his wife delivered a baby girl, they had no money even to buy milk for the infant. He was chided by his wife for not going to work. Bhoopathy was also depressed that the baby was a girl. He therefore decided to do away with her and hence drowned her.He was arrested and taken into custody and the body of the baby girl has been sent to Salem government hospital for postmortem.