Newborn Allegedly Killed To Prevent Family Shame


In court, Judge Michael Bush reading out the name of 43-year-old Beant Dhillon the grandmother who allegedly confessed to police to drowning her hours-old grandson last November.

Court documents say Dhillon found her then 15-year-old daughter in the bathroom giving birth – shortly afterward drowning the newborn telling the police quote “to prevent family shame.”

Documents say Dhillon gave her grandson’s body to her husband 47-year-old Jagsir Singh, who placed the remains in a plastic bag.

Singh then gave the baby to Dhillon’s nephew, 23-year-old Bakshinderpal Singh Mann who buried the baby in the backyard — adding salt to the infant’s grave.

Police say the teen victim notified school officials on Tuesday, and they, in turn, notified police.

Today – Dhillon’s attorney Lexi Blyth — entering a plea of not-guilty on her behalf.

The judge — instructing Dhillon to have no contact with her teenage daughter – who remains in protective custody along with another sibling.

Dhillon’s husband Jagsir Singh was also arrested in the case this week, but he bailed out of jail yesterday.

23ABC’s cameras were there as he left the jail.

Police are still looking for the third suspect in the case — the nephew who they say helped dispose of the infant’s body.

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