Man smashes daughters' heads, sets them afire

Updated: 13 November, 2018 20:11 IST | IANS | Lucknow

The girls were aged 10, 7 and four years

Representational Image
Representational Image

In a heart-wrenching incident, a man killed his three daughters by first smashing their heads with a hammer and then setting them on fire in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district, police said on Tuesday. Two girls died on the spot while one passed away during treatment at a medical facility. The incident happened in Veer village on Tuesday morning.

The girls were aged 10, 7 and four years. Superintendent of Police O.P. Singh said the man, who has been arrested, confessed to his crime. After smashing their heads with an iron hammer, the man used the gas of the LPG cylinder to set the girls on fire. Singh told IANS that the man was a habitual alcoholic.

As his wife had left for her parents' place with two other daughters on Diwali, he killed the girls probably out of frustration, police suspected.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also, download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Except for the change in the headline, the story has been provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, without any verification or editing from our side. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

First Published: 13 November, 2018 17:45 IST

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from

loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK