Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dad arrested for killing 2-month-old daughter (Odisha, India)

Dad is identified as FRANCIS.


Father held for killing baby daughter in Odisha

PTI [ Updated 04 Mar 2014, 07:05:42 ]

Rourkela: A tribal farmer was arrested and sent to jail for allegedly killing his two-month-old daughter here, police said.

Francis (30) allegedly killed his baby girl on Saturday at his residence in the Birsa Police Station area and then tried to escape when his wife raised an alarm following which locals caught him and took to the police station where he was arrested, police said.

The farmer, his wife Ameni alleged, has been threatening to kill the baby girl, their second child, since her birth because he always wanted a boy, they said.

The wife also alleged that Francis used to misbehave with her as their first child was also a girl and the ill-treatment aggravated after she gave birth to another girl, police said.

Fearing a threat to the new-born, Ameni had shifted to his parent's home two months back but Francis convinced them of not harming the baby and brought them back on Friday last.

Francis was produced at a local court which ordered a 14-day jail custody, police said.