Monday, May 20, 2013

Dad tries to kill 3-day-old daughter (Vijayawada, India)

Dad is identified as P. ARJUNA. 

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-05-19/hyderabad/39369303_1_baby-girl-3-day-old-girl-girl-child

Father tries to kill 3-day-old girl

TNN May 19, 2013, 01.39AM IST

VIJAYAWADA: In a shocking incident, a man tried to kill his three-day-old baby girl at Wynchpet here on Saturday. As he did not want a girl child in his family, the father threw the baby on the ground and tried to strangle her with his legs.

Hearing the infant's cries her mother rushed in and shouted for help. The neighbours who gathered in strength thwarted the man's attempts to kill the baby and thrashed him before alerting the police. The baby was injured on her neck and was admitted to government hospital in the city.

The police, however, did not register a case against the accused identified as P Arjuna, who runs a snacks cart, after his wife Lakshmi withdrew the complaint under pressure from relatives.

 Lakshmi had given birth to a baby girl three days ago much to the chagrin of P Arjuna. He had been quarrelling with his wife ever since the birth of the girl.

The quarrel turned violent when he threw the baby on the floor and tried to kill her. The neighbours rushed the infant to the government general hospital and alerted the police.

The police visited the spot and took Arjuna into custody. But police did not register a case against the accused as his wife withdrew the complaint under pressure from relatives. The police let Arjuna, who runs a snack cart, go after a stern warning.

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