Mumbai: Mumbai police arrested a street vendor who killed his five-day-old son and was taken into custody in 1986 in Uttar Pradesh.
According to reports in Times of India, the street vendor has been identified as Ramchandra Sharma, a street vendor who owned a small cigarette shop near the Metro junction. He stated that he does not remember killing the newborn. As per report, police officials who were investigating the matter had already closed the case after no results were found. The accused was in a relationship with Chandrakala Jhadav, who delivered the baby.
Investigating officer Babasaheb Misal said that initially, the incident came into light when the Azad Maidan police received information about the murder and subsequently arrested Sharma as well as Jhadav, who died in 1989, and the case was closed soon after. During his interrogation, he admitted to the murder and showed the place where he had buried the child after three-and-a-half months, Sharma managed to procure bail and later disappeared from the city and remained untraceable for a long time.
Recently, after reciving a tipoff Mumbai police interrogated his wife's son, three brothers and his friend all of whom gave non-cooperative replies. After their call data was tracked, a phone number from Uttar Pradesh was found and identified as the accused. Police traced the number and arrested him.