A resident of Gaggon village here killed his minor daughter for returning late from school on Friday.
After killing his daughter, Balwinder Singh handed himself over to cops. According to police, Mehakdeep Kaur, a Class 11 student at a school in Chamkaur Sahib, allegedly went away with her friend to some place after school. Later, she went to her uncle’s (father’s younger brother) house at Chamkaur Sahib.
Balwinder came to Chamkaur Sahib to pick her up and asked the girl where she had gone after school. However, the girl, could not give a satisfactory reply. This engraged Balwinder. On way back, he stopped near a park in Chamkaur Sahib and hit his daughter with a sickle.
The grievously injured girl was rushed to the Chamkaur Sahib civil hospital from where she was referred to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, where she succumbed to her injuries on Saturday.
Chamkaur Sahib station house officer Des Raj said police have recovered the weapon used in the crime and a case under section 307 (attempt to murder) was registered against Balwinder. It was later converted into section 302 (murder) after the girl’s death.
Balwinder was presented in a court that sent him to a 14-day judicial custody.