A grandmother in Rajasthan's Baran murdered her three-year-old granddaughter in an attempt to teach another person a lesson following a disagreement with him.

The woman killed the child and tried to frame Rameshwar Mogya as the murderer, India Today reported. As opposed to the woman’s plan the Rajasthan police interrogated Kanakbai, a 50-year-old woman, and arrested her for allegedly murdering her grandchild. The incident occurred last month in Borina village in Rajasthan's Baran district, after two groups had an unpleasant exchange of words leading to a dispute, while they were on their way to get water.

According to Superintendent Vinit Kumar Bansal, the argument was about the best route one should take to fetch water. The fight turned violent and some people involved sustained injuries. The three-year-old child, who had no role in the dispute, was murdered in the conflict of the adults. The girl's relatives eventually filed a murder charge against Rameshwar Mogya.

During the investigation, authorities discovered that Mogya's daughter had also been injured in the altercation. He was threatened by Kanakbai to not file a complaint against them. The woman was questioned by the police, who were suspicious of her activities, and she was eventually detained.

Water is crucial in a water-scarce state like Rajasthan and a special police station has been established to prevent water theft and crime. In the state's desert regions, locks can be seen on gated wells and underground water tanks, according to Free Press Journal.

In a similar incident reported by Tribune India, on Tuesday night, a 45-year-old woman was shot dead in Dabri village in the district. She was allegedly shot after an altercation between her husband and father-in-law. The father-in-law has been arrested by the police.

The victim has been identified as Kuljinder Kaur, and the accused is her father-in-law Mahender Singh. According to the authorities, the incident occurred following a fight between the father and son over a land dispute. Amarjeet Singh, the deceased's husband, stated in his complaint that he was living by himself and shared an unpleasant bond with his father and brother. They were at odds over the ownership of 4 acres of land held by his father.

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