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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Man kills daughter for being a girl, drinks poison

IANS  Agartala , July 29, 2013
First Published: 15:17 IST(29/7/2013) | Last Updated: 15:25 IST(29/7/2013)

Upset at not having a baby boy, a man strangled his two-year-old daughter to death on Monday and then consumed poison at Bishalgarh, 30 km south of Agartala.

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The police have arrested the man who is battling for life at Gobinda Ballav Pant Medical College and Hospital.

"Tapan Bhuyia, 47, a driver of a private vehicle, killed his daughter Supriya and then threw her body into a well at Bishalgarh, 30 km south of Agartala," a police spokesperson said.

Tapan after killing his daughter on Sunday night consumed poison to kill himself, a police official said.

Neighbours took him to hospital in a critical condition.

“Tapan always tortured his wife for giving birth to two girl children instead of son. Before executing the crime, he sent his wife and elder daughter to a neighbour's house to see television,” the police spokesman said.

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