Man attacks daughters with spade; one killed, two critical

April 23rd, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) A man Thursday attacked his three daughters with a spade in Uttar Pradesh’s Chandauli district, killing one on the spot and critically injuring the other two, police said.
While six-year-old Mamta died on the spot, eight-year-old Pooja and Anita, 18, are fighting for life in the district hospital, police said.

“According to reports, Ram Pyare Chauhan attacked Pooja and Mamta with a spade and in her bid to save them, Anita also received grievous injuries,” inspector Dinesh Tiwari of Sahabganj police station told IANS by phone.

Chauhan was nabbed by his neighbours and handed over to the police.

“We have also recovered the spade used to commit the crime and it appears that Chauhan is mentally ill. His neighbours also told us that his behaviour became abnormal after the death of his wife a couple of years ago,” Tiwari added.

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