A 17-year old girl of Class-11 belonging to a Bihar family was bludgeoned to death on Monday afternoon at her house in Mundian Kallan village near Ludhiana.
Her father, factory worker, who is missing since, is a suspect, though the case report doesn’t identify the accused.
Police say the family was under debt and on Sunday, the worker’s wife had left for her native village near Patna to bring back some money without telling her husband, though she had confided in her daughter. The girl stayed back because her examinations were on. It was a preparatory holiday when her younger brother, Class 9 student, returned home from school to find her lying in a pool of blood. Terrified by the sight, he rushed out to call his neighbours, who later informed the Jamalpur police.
Assistant sub- inspector Satvinder Singh, who confirmed that the father was main suspect in the case, said: “We suspect he hit his daughter with a heavy object in a fit of rage during an argument. We’ll have more details once we trace him.”