Soldier shoots daughter, kills self

August 12th, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Agra, Aug 12 (IANS) A soldier committed suicide by jumping before a train after shooting his daughter by mistake early Tuesday in a village in Agra district, the police said. The soldier, identified only as Anil, had planned to spend Rs.400,000 on his daughter’s marriage. His wife Veera thought if so much money was spent on the wedding, nothing would be left for the other children.

Anil apparently lost his cool after a heated exchanges with his wife Monday night in Kiraoli tehsil. He brought out his rifle to shoot his wife but Neelam, his daughter, came in the way as he fired and got killed.

After cremating her, Anil ran towards the railway track and threw himself before the Kota Passenger train to end his life in remorse.

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