Enraged over daughter’s disappearance from house, father kills her; held
A 40-year-old man allegedly battered to death his 16-year-old daughter at their house in North-west Delhi’s Rani Bagh area on November 2. According to the police, Ram Bihari, a rickshaw-puller, was consequently arrested and sent to judicial custody.
The incident took place on Wednesday (November 2) evening when Ram Bihari’s daughter, Renuka, allegedly returned home after a gap of two days. When Ram returned home after a long day’s work, he became furious seeing his daughter.
A senior police official of the North-west said, Renuka had allegedly gone with an unknown person. Prior to this, she had allegedly fled home with some unknown persons twice or thrice. The person with whom she fled this time was different from the ones with whom she had ran away on previous occasions, said police.
When he questioned her about her disappearance, she did not answer. This infuriated him so much that he picked up a bamboo stick and started beating her with it. Even after the stick broke into two pieces, Ram allegedly did not stop and continued to thrash her with a washing bat and continued flogging his daughter till she fell unconscious on the floor.
Police said that Bihari was so angry with his daughter that he grabbed her by her hair and allegedly banged her head repeatedly on the floor. Renuka’s mother present at the spot, tried to intervene but was pushed away by Ram. She somehow managed to inform the police. Police rushed to the spot and nabbed Bihari. However, by the time police reached, Renuka died.
Police further said that Ram hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakut district and was living in the Pitampura village with his wife, four daughters and a son.
Sources said, Ram was angry with his daughter as she was bringing bad name to the family. She had stopped going to school and used to spend her time at home.