Court Documents: Preventing Family Shame Prompted Baby Murder

The motive, to prevent family shame. Court documents filed Thursday in Kern County state 43-year-old Beant Kaur Dhilion found her 15-year-old daughter had just given birth in the bathroom of their home in Southwest Bakersfield in November. Authorities say in an effort to prevent family shame, Dhillion drowned the baby…her husband Jagsir Singh placed the baby in a garbage bag and both she and her nephew Bakhshinderpal Singh Mann buried the infant in their backyard. Dhillion and Singh were both arrested, Mann is still at large.


(Photo of Bakhshinderpal Singh Mann)