A man has killed his 20-month-old daughter when his wife asked for Rs 5 to buy a snack for the crying child in Maharashtra’s Gondia district, a police official said on Thursday.
The incident happened on Tuesday at Lonara village, located over 900 km from here, following which the 28-year-old accused, Vivek Uike, was arrested, he said.
The kid was crying and asking for ‘Khaja’ (a sweet snack made of wheat flour) from her mother.
When the woman asked for Rs 5 from her husband to buy the snack and pacify the baby, he picked up the baby and smashed her head on a door .
The baby got severe injuries on her head and other body parts and died on the spot, the official said. Based on police complaint filed by the woman, Uike was arrested and booked under charges for murder, he said.