In a bizarre incident, a night watchman strangulated his five-year-old daughter in an inebriated condition in L B Nagar this morning.
According to the police, the accused man, Durgaiah, works as a watchman in an apartment complex in Balaji Nagar. He returned home this morning fully drunk, and quarrelled with his wife and beat up his three daughters.
The accused reportedly regularly tortured his wife for giving birth to girls. This morning, Durgaiah reportedly took things to the next level when after thrashing his daughter Yamini, he choked her to death as she was about to go to school.
His wife rushed the girl to a hospital where she was declared brought dead.
Expressing his shock over the incident, Balala Hakkula Sangham president Achyuta Rao demanded that the State government introduce prohibition at least in phases as drunkards were committing gory crimes under the influence of liquor.