Delhi Police have arrested a mentally disturbed 25-year-old man for drowning his five-month-old daughter on Monday.
Police said Ajay Vikram from Swarup Nagar had gone for an evening walk with his daughter when he drowned her in a drain. He then reportedly put the child's body in a polythene bag and was going to dump it somewhere when a passerby noticed him.
A senior police officer said, "Vikram told his wife that he was going for a walk with their five-month-old daughter Radhika. But instead of heading towards the park, he took his daughter to a nearby drain and drowned her. He then wrapped the body in a polythene bag but a passerby noticed him and made a PCR call," a senior police officer said.
Police said Vikram did not say anything when questioned. "He could not even talk properly. His family told us about his health condition. He has been arrested," the officer added.
The eyewitnesses told the police that they had found his movements suspicious.
"An eyewitness stopped him and questioned him. But on finding his behaviour suspicious, he made the PCR call at 8pm and a police team reached there," the officer added.
They took her body to a nearby hospital for post-mortem examination. Preliminary report confirmed that the death was due to drowning.
Vikram's father is an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) with Delhi Police.
"His family members are shocked. Vikram used to remain indoors most of the time. He was undergoing treatment for his illness," the officer said. DCP (northwest) Meenu Choudhary confirmed the incident and said he has been arrested.