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California woman allegedly killed newborn boy, buried him in backyard

Posted at 9:41 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 11:41:05-05

Two people have been arrested after the body of an hours-old baby boy were found in the backyard of a house in Southwest Bakersfield.

On Tuesday, February 26, Bakersfield Police Department responded to a residence in Southwest Bakersfield for a possible homicide. BPD says the investigation revealed that a juvenile gave birth to a live baby boy at the residence in November of 2018. Within hours of the birth, BPD says 43-year-old Beant Kaur Dhillon took the baby and allegedly murdered him at the residence.

According to BPD, the alleged victim told her school what happened and the school contacted authorities.

BPD says investigators discovered the baby boy's body in the backyard of the house.

23ABC, ABC15's sister station in Bakersfield, obtained photos from a neighbor showing what appears to be BPD detectives searching through a large stone planter in the backyard of the home.

Beant Kaur Dhillon was arrested for murder and felony child abuse, BPD says. Initially, BPD reported that 47-year-old Jagsir Singh was arrested in connection with the investigation for aiding a felon, felony child abuse, and conspiracy.

However, jail records show Singh was booked on charges of willful cruelty to a child, accessory and conspiring to commit a crime.

According to the Kern County Central Receiving facility, where Jagsir Singh was being held, Singh has posted bail and is expected to be released sometime Wednesday.

Two children were taken into protective custody from the house.

Dhillon is scheduled to be in court Thursday at 3 p.m. Singh is scheduled to be in court March 13 at 8 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Littlefield (661) 326-3558 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.