New Delhi: A 28-year-old man allegedly bludgeoned his two-year-old daughter to death with a rolling pin in northeast Delhi's Shastri Park area today.
The incident took place around 11 AM when the accused Nariz Sheikh, a rickshaw puller by profession, was trying to sleep in his room and his daughter, Sauraiya, was crying for her mother who was not around, police said.
Sheikh got agitated over this and woke up, looking for his wife to take care of the child. When he couldn't find her, he returned and punched the girl on her abdomen and face, following which the girl started crying louder.
This infuriated Sheikh more and he allegedly attacked the girl with a rolling pin until she collapsed in a pool of blood, police said. Meanwhile, Sheikh's nine-year-old son Rahul witnessed the entire act and rushed to their neighbour's house, narrating the incident and soon the police was informed.
"The accused has been arrested under charge of murder. The girl's body has been sent for postmortem examination and the nine-year-old boy's statement has been recorded," a senior official said.
Sheikh married Firdousa Begum around 10 years ago and the couple lived with their two children at a slum area in Shastri Park.
Some of the locals also allegedly thrashed Sheikh before handing him over to police.