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Retired engineer kills NRI daughter with iron rod, hangs self in Amritsar

Her mother had gone to a nearby church for Sunday prayers when the incident happened. She learnt about the incident on her return.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2019 07:21 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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Retired engineer kills NRI daughter with iron rod, hangs self in Amritsar. (Representative photo)(HT File Photo)

A retired engineer allegedly killed his non-resident Indian (NRI) daughter and later hanged himself in his house in Amritsar on Sunday, police said.

David Masih (60) allegedly hit his daughter Niloufar (35) on the head with an iron rod, killing her on the spot.

Masih, who was suffering from depression, later hanged himself from a ceiling fan in his house in Gulmohar Avenue, police said.

The daughter had come to meet her parents a few days back.

Her mother had gone to a nearby church for Sunday prayers when the incident happened. She learnt about the incident on her return.

Deputy Commissioner of Police M.S. Bhullar said the reason behind the incident was being investigated.

First Published: Feb 24, 2019 19:49 IST