A man brutally killed his two-year-old daughter by repeatedly banging her on the floor. Her only crime was that she was a girl while her father, Mukesh Jatav, wanted a boy. The victim, Kusum, has an elder sister.
Sources said the incident occurred on Sunday night at Talen village, Rajgarh district. In a poignant twist, Kusum's mother Sangeeta did not realise that her daughter had died. Thinking that she was unconscious, she along with other family members, brought her to Shujalpur hospital only to be told that Kusum was dead.
Sangeeta demanded that her husband should be hanged for his crime. She told the police that her husband, Mukesh, wanted a son and there were recurring fights between them after Sangeeta gave birth to their second girl, Kusum. On Sunday night, the couple argued again and Mukesh locked Sangeeta in a room and killed Kusum.
Talen police station head constable Narayan Singh said the family members have accused Mukesh of killing the girl. A case of murder has been registered against Mukesh. He is absconding.