A four-year-old girl in a village near Bareilly was killed allegedly by her father for failing to cover her head while having food, Uttar Pradesh police have said.
The accused Jafar Hussain picked her up and threw her to the ground repeatedly after she did not notice her dupatta slip off her head, police said.
Police have arrested the father for killing his daughter and we are questioning him about the incident, superintendent of police BK Srivastav said.
Neighbours described Hussain, who lives with his wife Naeem and their four children, as a mentally unstable man and a staunch religious follower who shunned all contacts even with his relatives.
After they came to know about the incident, the villagers did not not dare to enter Hussains house till the police arrived three hours later.
After they came to know about the incident, the villagers did not dare to enter Hussain’s house till the police arrived three hours later.