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Man strangles his 3-year-old daughter to death in Jharkhand

Shankar Ray committed the crime while his daughter was sleeping in Jharkhand. After killing her, Shankar dumped the body in kitchen and fled.

india Updated: May 02, 2017 20:20 IST
Subhash Mishra
Subhash Mishra
Hindustan Times, Dhanbad
Jharkhand,Man strangles daughter,Crime
A man in Jharkhand strangled his 3-year-old daughter.(Reuters File Photo)

A three-year-old girl was allegedly strangled to death by her father in the early hours of Monday at Kurkuri village under Nirsa police station in Jharkhand.

Shankar Ray (26) is a farmer from Maniyadih village under Tundi block. Ray strangled his daughter, Chandni Ray, at the residence of his father-in-law in Kurkuri.

The accused committed the crime while his daughter was sleeping. After killing her, Shankar dumped the body in kitchen and fled.

He was reportedly unhappy with his wife Jyotsna (20) for giving birth to a girl child and had deserted her three years back.

After receiving the complaint, Nirsa police station in-charge Parmeshwar Prasad reached the village and sent the body for post-mortem examination to Patliputra Medical College Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad.

“A police team has been sent to Shankar’s native village Maniyadih to arrest him,” he told mediapersons.

Family members of Jyotsna Ray said, “Shankar came to meet her wife four days ago and had been staying here with us. During this period, he tried many times to take away the girl with him, but Jyotsna did not allow. On Monday night he was successful in killing his daughter.”

Shankar and Jyotsna’s marriage was solemnised in 2011. He was allegedly disappointed after the birth of Chandni and deserted his wife, but kept visiting her.

Meanwhile, the family members alleged that Shankar committed the crime after he came to know about his wife’s second pregnancy, fearing that this might be a girl child again.

First Published: May 02, 2017 20:20 IST