Angul: In what could be a most cruel and harrowing incident, a man allegedly killed his 13-day-old daughter by throwing her into an open well at Chhanchunia village under Khamar police limits in Angul district.
Though the incident took place on July 6, the matter came to light after the accused, identified as Dusasan Sahoo confessed to his crime before police.
According to police, Dusasan was unhappy over the birth of baby girl. He was in search of an opportunity to kill the newborn. He hatched a conspiracy on July 5 and executed it in the following day.
As per his plan, he picked up the infant when his wife was out of his house for bath and threw the baby in the well besides his home.
In a bid to give a twist to the case, he himself lodged a complaint with police following which police launched a search and recovered the body of the infant floating in the well.
Police suspected the role of Dusasan and started interrogating him. During interrogation, he confessed to his crime.