A man was arrested for allegedly killing his 21-day-old daughter following a fight with his wife in Dwarka’s Bindapur area on Monday, September 9.
The girl’s mother, Kiran, 23, lodged a police complaint against her husband. “I was planning to visit my mother’s place on Friday after the delivery on August 16. Mukesh was not happy about it. He took our daughter upstairs and locked the door,” the woman stated in her complaint. “I waited for them but when they didn’t come back after an hour, I went upstairs. Mukesh had locked the door that leads to the terrace. I knocked multiple times but nobody answered. Babita, my niece, also came upstairs. He finally opened the door and I saw my child lying on the cot. I realized she wasn’t crying or moving. When we asked Mukesh what happened, he said he was angry and that he first strangled her and then drowned her in a water tank,” she added.
Dwarka DCP said, “We received a call from a woman about the incident. We reached the spot and found the infant lying unconscious on the terrace. She was rushed to the nearest hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival. A post-mortem was conducted and we found that the child was first strangled and then drowned. The woman said her husband had killed the infant following which the accused father was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the IPC.”