Grandmother 'drowned her 15-year-old daughter's baby hours after secret birth

California Grandmother, 43, 'drowned her 15-year-old daughter's baby hours after secret birth and buried the body in the backyard to prevent family shame' Beant Kaur Dhillon, 43, allegedly drowned and buried her daughter's son in 2018 Dhillon allegedly confessed to police, saying she did it to 'prevent family shame' She pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and abuse on Thursday The 15-year-old's dad and cousin have also been indicted as murder Police say they wrapped the baby in a trash bag and buried him in the garden

By Luke Kenton For

Published: 22:54 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 22:54 GMT, 1 March 2019


A California grandmother allegedly drowned her grandson hours after his birth, later wrapping him in a bag and burying him in the backyard to 'prevent family shame', court documents say.

Beant Kaur Dhillon, 43, is accused of a number of charges including first-degree murder after her 15-year-old daughter suddenly gave birth at their Bakersfield home, in November.

Dhillon pleaded not guilty to all charges on Thursday afternoon. She's expected to reappear in court next week.

According to prosecutors, Dhillon and her 23-year-old nephew, Bakhshinderpal Singh Mann, reportedly discovered that Dhillon's daughter had given birth in the bathroom of their home on Shining Craig Avenue.

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