NEW DELHI -- There are crimes and then there are crimes which sink to new depths of depravity, stirring emotions that are not quite captured by words such as shock, horror and flabbergasted.
The Times Of India today reported that a bus driver and a conductor allegedly flung a 14-day-old boy to the ground, killing the infant, so that they could get on with gang raping his mother.
The crime occurred Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, the newspaper reported.
The 28-year-old woman, who returning home after attending a family function on Monday night, decided to wait inside the bus station because of the late hour and continue her journey in the morning. She was allegedly dragged inside the bus by Ishwari Lal, the driver, and Pannu, the conductor.
"Seeing her alone, the private bus driver and conductor pounced upon her and dragged her inside the bus. When she resisted, the two gagged her and raped her. In the ensuing scuffle, the woman said, the two snatched her 14-day-old infant from her lap and flung him to the ground. The baby sustained grievous injuries and died on the spot," a member of the police force told TOI.
The Indian Express reported that the woman was visiting a tantrik because her child was unwell, and the infant died because he fell from her lap.
Lal and Pannu have been arrested, and charged under the Indian Penal Code for gang rape and culpable homicide not amounting to murder, TOI reported.
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