Udaipur,26.03.23- The Jaswantgarh Police on Sunday a man for allegedly killing his own minor daughter over a financial crises here at Gogunda block of Udaipur.
The accused was identified as Mahendra Meghwal (35) a resident of Suthar Madra village of Gogunda and the victim was identified as Kajal (2).
The victim's body was recovered from a pound near Nanga Ji Guda area situated around 2 kilometers away from victim's house.
Deputy Sp Bhupendra Dalmiya said that it was on Sunday morning when the police got the information about the incident, a team from Jaswantgarh police station rushed to the spot amd recovered the dead body of the victim girl.
During the initial investigation it was found that the accused Mahendra was his family including his two daughters and wife were sleeping at their house. He wake up in the wee hours on Sunday morning and took his younger daughter Kajal away from the house, chocked her to death with the help of a towel and dumped her body near a pound and returned back to the house, Dalmiya said.
When his wife wake up and didnot found her daughter in the house she started crying, seeing her crying he himself started searching her and also informed the police. But when police had a doubt on him and his neighbours too told the police that he often have arguments with his wife over the maintenance of his daughter, the police detained him and during his initial questioning he confessed his crime, Dalmiya added.
The accused Mahendra so far cofessed that he had killed his 2 year old daughter due to financial crises as he could not bare the expenses of his family due to unemployment, earlier he use to work as a labour but since a long time he didnot have work and had to battle with the situation.
Police have also learnt that he was in contact with some occultist in bid to get job and he might have committed the crime on the behest of the occultist, however the matter is still under investigation. The dead body has been shifted to mortuary, FSL team was also called at the spot to collect samples and the posortem will be conducted through a medical board, Dalmiya said.
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