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Thane: Man kills 7-year-old daughter after argument with wife; held

02:41 PM Dec 04, 2021 | PTI

Police on Saturday arrested a 33-year-old man from Mumbra in Thane for allegedly strangulating to death his own seven-year-old daughter following an argument with wife, an official said.

The accused was identified as Anish Maldar, a labourer, who resided in Santosh Nagar area of Mumbra, he said.

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"Maldar lived with his wife and daughter. The couple used to frequently argue over petty issues at home. On Friday night, after a heated argument with his wife, Maldar took his daughter away and strangulated her to death," senior inspector of Mumbra police station Dadahari Choure said.

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When his wife later came to know about the daughter's death, she immediately informed the police, he said, adding that the victim's body was then sent to a government hospital for post-mortem .

An offence under IPC section 302 (murder) was registered against Maldar based on a complaint lodged by his wife and he was arrested in the wee hours, Choure said.

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