New Delhi:  In a shocking incident, a father killed his 6-month-old girl child over a domestic fight. The incident took place in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Police have arrested the accused and is in the custody.

Narrating the incident, police said, “Farha Sultana was the second girl child. Her mother lodged a complaint on Sunday against her husband for throwing their baby girl on the ground while fighting with her.”

The child was admitted in Burdwan Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition.

“The girl was injured on Thursday and was shifted to our hospital, but she succumbed on Saturday,” said Amitava Saha, deputy superintendent of the hospital.

In September this year, a slum-dweller of Shyambazar was arrested for plotting and executing the murder of her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Police had said that the culprit, Mani, had an illicit affair with a 16-year-old boy who allegedly strangulated the child on August 29 before dumping her into a manhole. The child’s body was recovered on September 1.

The mother had initially raised an alarm over her ‘missing child’ and had complained that a drug addict had tried to murder her. The police had apprehended her ‘minor lover’. During questioning, the youth had informed the two wanted to live together and felt the child was the biggest obstacle in their path. The woman’s husband is reportedly a drunkard and never helped her raise the girl.

A couple of days ago in Uri, J-K, a 14-year-old boy along with his three friends allegedly gang-raped his nine-year-old stepsister in Kashmir’s Baramulla. When police recovered the decomposed body of the girl, they found her eyes had been gouged out and the body was burnt with acid. The child’s stepmother was found to have instigated her 14-year-old son to commit the crime.