Furious over not having a son, father kills 2.5-year-old girl child

, 10:55 PM IST

New Delhi: In a gruesome incident, a two and half-year old girl was allegedly strangulated to death by her father as he was disturbed for not having a boy child, in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, police said on Wednesday.

The accused Sundar Prajapat strangulated his daughter Vedika on Tuesday night.

He wanted a boy child. But he had three daughters. Vedika was the youngest daughter, police said.

Prajapat, who is a labourer was arrested from his house in Bahala village, nearly 12 kms from the city.