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Man drowns son with birth defect, kills self

Press Trust of India  |  Jalpaiguri (WB) 

A tea garden labourer allegedly drowned his infant son, who was born with a complex birth defect called imperforate anus, and then hanged himself in district, police said on Monday.

is a birth defect that arises due to malformation of the

The opening to the is missing or blocked and therefore the baby cannot pass stool normally.

It is suspected that 35-year-old Pandit Orao, a resident of Barogharia village in Mal block, failed to arrange money for a surgery to cure his son. The operation was supposed to be held later this month, police said.

Orao took his son to a nearby pond on Sunday evening, drowned him there and hanged himself from a tree beside the waterbody. His wife was in the kitchen at that time, police said.

The boy's parents were worried because of the child's disease - he used to pass stool through an opening above the navel.

Police said the two bodies were sent for post-mortem examination.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 18:50 IST