In a shocking incident, a farmer strangulated his three year old girl in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district for being a girl.
It is believed that the farmer killed her daughter amid the fears of expecting another girl child from her wife.
The farmer is identified as Shankar Ray, who feared that his wife might give birth to a girl child again.
The police informed that this barbaric incident occurred at Kurkuri village in Nirsa Block of Dhanbad district during the morning hours of Monday.
Nirsa police station in-charge Parmeswer Prasad received a complaint in this regard from the girl’s relatives and recovered the girl’s body, which has been sent for postmortem at Patliputra Medical College Hospital (PMCH), Dhanbad.
The police also claimed that Shankar had visited his in-laws on Saturday as his 20-year-old wife Jyotsna was staying at her brother’s home with the girl child.
The police claimed that during the night Shankar asked her daughter to sleep beside him in the courtyard and later he strangled and killer her.
Shankar’s wife Jyotsna claimed that he has been trying to kill her daughter ever since she was born. She also said that this was the only reason for her to stay with her younger brother for last three years.