In an effort to save her mother from being beaten up by her father, an 18-year-old girl lost her life at the hands of her drug addict father.
Manpreet Kaur, a class-12 student, was beaten to death by her father with a hammer after she tried to stop him from beating up her mother Sukhpal Kaur, who works as a safai karamchari.
Police claimed that Rashpal started beating up his wife after she rebuked her for being unemployed and not willing to work. Rashpal got hold of a hammer and hit her on the head, leaving her injured. Meanwhile, the daughter tried to save her mother from being attacked. At this Rashpal repeatedly hit his daughter on the head, leaving her dead.
The couple have a 15-year-old son.
Following an altercation, Sukhpal along with her children had left the house in February this year but had returned on April 11 on the request of the accused.
Rashpal, who is also injured, along with his wife, was admitted to the civil hospital.
SHO Paramjit Singh said the police had booked Rashpal for murder on the complaint of his wife.