A four-year-old girl was allegedly murdered by her stepfather here after she asked for a balloon, the minor’s mom claimed here on Tuesday.
“By the time police arrived at the spot the girl was dead and the accused was found in a wounded condition. A case of murder has been registered upon the accused and has been detained,” Brijesh Srivastav, Superintendent of Police said.
The family who recognized from Siddharthnagar was living in a rented residence in Khuldabad.
“A dispute broke out between the husband and his wife and the guy took his stepdaughter into a room. When police arrived at the place, the man was found in an unconscious state and the child was lifeless,” Srivastav added.
The arrested is being treated in a hospital here.
“My spouse and I were out to buy medicines when my child asked for a balloon. My husband started hitting her and when I tried to stop him, he pushed me off the bike and took the girl away with him,” said the arrested man’s wife.
“He returned at nearby 10:30 pm and locked himself up in a room. I invited the police in the morning and found out that he had killed my child and injured himself as well,” she added.