Father kills 2-year-old baby, arrested

Kandhamal: Police today arrested Arabinda Pradhan Mundalabali Sahi of Phulbani, who killed his two-year-old daughter by throwing her on ground in an inebriated condition.

He also had attempted to kill his wife. However, she managed to escape.

Irked over the brawl with his wife, Pradhan took the infant and threw her to the ground. The baby was rushed to Daringbadi Community Health Centre (CHC) and later shifted to Phulbani District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where she succumbed to her injuries.

“He chased me when I requested him to leave the baby. Later, he threw the infant on ground under the influence of alcohol,” Pradhan’s wife said

Sibashankar Behera, Childline member said the baby had received critical injuries on her brain. She was not responding to treatment as some parts of her body were paralysed. Stringent action should be taken against the accused father, he demanded.

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