A man killed his two-and-a-half year old daughter following an altercation with his wife on mere suspicion she has an affair. The incident took place at Churkharia near Nayagram village in West Midnapore.
The police are yet to arrest the accused. Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused, Nirmalla Mahato, had a quarrel with his wife in the wee hours on Saturday after which he went out of the house.
He returned around 6.30 am when both his wife and daughter were deep in sleep. His wife found him lying on the floor and went out of the room.
As soon as his wife went out, the accused strangulated the girl and slit her throat to assure her death. Hearing her cry for help, her mother ran back to the room and found her lying in a pool of blood. Mahato fled when his wife cried out for help. Local people came running and took the girl to a nearby health care centre, where she was declared brought dead. A few days ago also, he allegedly tried to kill both his wife and daughter.