Agartala: A middle-aged brickfield worker was arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing his three-year-old daughter in Tripura’s Gomati district police said.
The accused, hailing from Bihar and identified as Shiv Kumar, was said to have committed the crime around 3 AM on Sunday in an intoxicated state at the Sundari brick kiln of Maharani in Udaipur.
He lifted his sleeping daughter Smiti Kumari Chauhan from the bed and hit her with a spade After killing his daughter, Shiv Kumar had attempted to burn down the body in the flame of a brick kiln, but was detained by his fellow labourers.
They informed the police and in the meantime, the mob, along with the man’s wife, beat him up. Police saved him from getting lynched him and shifted him to R K Pur police station for his security. Reportedly, Shiv Kumar had been fighting with his wife over their financial situation.
Their earnings from the brick kiln were not enough to meet the family’s needs. He had made several attempts to leave the job and return home, but could not do so due to the contract with the employer.