Jaipur: One of the three sisters whose bodies were found in a well in Jaipur district gave birth in the well and the newborn baby was seen floating when a team arrived at the spot on Sunday.
Two of the sisters were full-time pregnant.
‘‘We have recovered the body of the newborn and sent it to the hospital where a DNA test will be conducted to get a clear picture,’ said Chetram Dagar, the SHO of Dudu police station.
The officials said that the five bodies recovered on Saturday were bloated afloat. During the initial search, the newborn baby was not visible.
The police have, meanwhile, arrested five people in connection with the alleged suicide of the three sisters and their children.
The role of other people is also being investigated in the case. The three sisters were married to three brothers in the same family.
‘‘The police have arrested deceased Kallu Devi's husband Nar Singh, Mamta's husband Jagdish, and Kamlesh's husband Mukesh, along with mother-in-law Santosh on charges of dowry, murder and dowry harassment,’’ said the police officials.
As per reports, the sisters had a child marriage and were being harassed incessantly by their in-laws.
Before committing suicide, one of them had posted a status on WhatsApp in which she wrote: It is better to die together than to die every day.
Additional SP Dinesh Kumar Sharma said that the father of the deceased sisters, Sardar Meena, in his report, has alleged that the in-laws used to harass and thrash the sisters for dowry. On the morning of May 25, the youngest of the three sisters called up their father and told him that they were being beaten by their husbands; when Sardar Meena reached the in-laws’ house, the daughters were declared missing.
The police received the missing complaint on the same day and teams set out in search for the sisters. On Saturday morning, the bodies were spotted by the locals and the police was informed.
Local activists of the PUCL have demanded a fair investigation in the case.