The Hush Post| 8:10 pm|one-minute-read|
A man eager to drink and for not being given money by his wife flung his 16-day-old daughter on to the ground and smashed her head. This after an altercation with his wife, a police officer said on Monday. The incident took place in Shekhpura, Bihar. Sohraj Chaudhary — a resident of Kurauni village in Korma police station area — threw the infant to the ground in a fit of rage after snatching her from the arms of her mother, who refused to give him the money he had demanded for a few drinks, SHO Ranjan Kumar said.
Hearing the mother’s wails, villagers living in the neighborhood immediately rushed to the spot and caught hold of the father, who apparently stood in a daze close to the body of the infant, lying in a pool of blood, he said.
An FIR was lodged in the case and Chaudhary was arrested, the SHO said, adding that the infant’s body was handed over to the family members for last rites after a post-mortem.