According to Two-Town police, the incident took place on Thursday and came to light on Friday after cops booked the accused, 35-year-old Raja, an employee at a medicine shop.
A man killed his seven-year-old daughter by asphyxiating her to death at Kothapet area in Vijayawada. According to Two-Town police, the incident took place on Thursday and came to light on Friday after cops booked the accused, 35-year-old Raja, an employee at a medicine shop.
Police said that Raja and his wife Yugandhari had frequent quarrels over financial problems. “For the last three months, Raja stopped going to work. This led to financial distress within the family. On April 28, a heated argument broke out between the couple. They finally decided to hold a discussion between both families on Sunday,” said a police official. On Thursday afternoon, Yugandhari went to her mother’s place nearby along with her daughter. A little later, Raja called Yugandhari and asked her to send their daughter home. Yugandhari dropped off her child, an upper kindergarten student, and returned to her mother’s place.
While the seven-year-old was playing games on a mobile phone, her father pinned her to the bed and held a pillow over her mouth and nose causing her to asphyxiate. When Yugandhari returned home, she found her daughter unconscious and rushed her to a hospital. Raja accompanied her all the while pretending that he had nothing to do with the incident. Upon admitting her at Vijayawada government hospital, doctors declared her ‘brought dead’. A case has been registered under Section 302 of IPC (murder) and the accused was placed under arrest on Friday.
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