Two-day-old girl killed by father in West Bengal

October 2nd, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) A two-day old infant was killed by her father in a West Bengal town. The father surrendered to police Thursday.The incident took place at Puruliya town of West Bengal, some 330 km from here.

“Ratan Santra, 24, choked his two-day-old girl to death at his residence Wednesday night. He surrendered to police Thursday morning,” said an official of Puruliya police station.

Santra, a balloon seller, said he killed his daughter to save her from poverty and hunger.

“I hardly earn Rs.30 a day and have a mother, a wife and two more daughters to feed. Another daughter means an extra burden. So I killed her to save her, as well as ourselves from poverty and hunger,” said Santra.

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