"One person named by the complainant in the FIR has been arrested and the accused is being interrogated," said a police officer.
Before escaping, he dumped the infant in a bucket full of water, they added.The family members launched a search and rescued the baby alive from the terrace.
He then assaulted her, leaving her profusely bleeding on the floor.
However, the infant died while being taken to a nearby hospital, police said.East Khasi Hills SP Davis Marak said the exact cause of death of the infant would be known once the post mortem report is available.
Chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Meena Kharkongor, has urged law-enforcing agencies not to grant bail to the accused and demanded a thorough investigation into the gruesome incident.The Civil Society Women's Organization has called for speedy trial and punishment for the accused.
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