Dhanbad: An innocent three-year-old child was strangulated by her father, while she was asleep for being a girl child.
The police official told that the incident happened at night on Monday at Kurkuri village of Dhanbad, DC reported.
Nirsa police station in-charge Parmeswer Prasad reached the village on the complaint from the girl’s relative, who recovered the body and sent it for post-mortem.
The father, Shankar Ray, a resident of Maniyadih village under Tundi block, visited his in-law’s house where his wife was staying with the child on April 29, the officer said.
On Monday night, he affectionately took his daughter to sleep beside him in the courtyard and strangled her while she was asleep, police said. A police team has been sent to Maniyadih village to arrest the father, he added.
“Right from the day of her birth, he had been trying to kill her as she was a baby girl. For the safety of the girl, I deserted my in-law’s house and have been living with my younger brother for last three years as both my parents have passed away”, said the sobbing child’s mother, Jyotsna (20).
Jyotsna and Shankar got married in 2011, after the birth of the child, Shankar was disappointed with his wife. But he would visit her at in-laws place, Jyotsna’s relatives told.