A man killed his newborn nephew during an argument with his in-laws. The incident took place in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Monday.

Police said the accused, identified as 41-year-old Ganesh Borkar, visited his in-laws’ home after his wife left him and started residing with her parents due to frequent fights. Borkar’s sister-in-law was also at his in-laws' house with her one-month-old child when he visited. When he did not see his wife at home, Borkar asked his sister-in-law about her whereabouts and about why they were not willing to send his wife back to his home.

Following this, the man got into a heated argument with his in-laws and in a fit of rage, the accused approached his nephew, who was sleeping on the bed, and stabbed him. He then fled the scene. The family rushed the baby to a nearby hospital with serious stomach injuries but he was declared brought dead.

The family filed a police complaint Tuesday based on which Borkar was taken into custody the following day and charged with murder.

The incident came less than two months after a man killed his three-and-a-half-month-old daughter during an argument with his wife at their home in Kolkata, the capital city of India’s West Bengal. Seikh Raju reached home drunk on the day of the incident and began arguing with his wife. He then noticed his daughter playing on the bed and went closer to her. He picked her up and threw her to the ground repeatedly. He beat his wife when she tried to stop him from abusing the baby. The woman somehow managed to rush the baby to a hospital with a disfigured face but the child was pronounced dead there. Based on a complaint from the woman, Raju was arrested and charged with murder.

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