Riya was born at her maternal grandfather’s home two months ago. She landed in her paternal village on the auspicious occasion of Ramnavami.
Erumapatti Taluk Medical Officer Latha and officials visited Kasthuri's house and inquired about the baby's death. Not convinced by their answers, the health officials lodged a complaint with police.
According to police, Nagammal confessed during interrogation that she was unhappy about Sivapriyanka giving birth to a third girl child.
On February 4, 2017, the couple poisoned the girl child and tried to convince the authorities that the infant died due to illness.
Manohar Lal Khattar said his government aims to bring the ratio to 935 plus this year through a sustained fight against female foeticide.