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Bakersfield Police say a body discovered in a southwest Bakersfield backyard yesterday was that of an infant born in November. 

Police said an investigation found a juvenile gave birth to a live child at the home in November and within hours of the birth, the baby was taken from the mother by Beant Kaur Dhillon and killed at the residence in the 5200 block of Shining Crag Avenue, west of Stine Road and south of Panama Lane. The neighborhood was described as consisting of mostly Sikh residents.

Dhillon was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder and willful cruelty to a child. The department said officers also arrested 47-year-old Jagsir Singh for aiding a felon, child cruelty and conspiracy. Two children living in the residence were taken into protective custody.

BPD said the investigation is ongoing and the cause of death of the infant has not yet been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call 326-3558 or 327-7111.

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