Man kills daughter to live with teen

Himalayan News Service

Kolkata, April 12:

Driven by the desire to set up home with his teenage student, a father from West Bengal killed his six-year-old daughter by pushing her off the cliff. Somnath Daw, 52, arrested in West Bengal’s Nadia district yesterday on charges of killing his daughter in Rajgir in Bihar, also tried to kill his 16-year-old son who survived the attempt. Police said Daw, whose wife is physically challenged, had confessed to killing his daughter so he could start a new life with a 19-year-old student. Police said Daw had taken his daughter, son and student to Rajgir. But only the son returned home, prompting his wife to lodge a complaint with police in Kolkata and to get in touch with the student’s mother. The mother subsequently filed a complaint alleging Daw had abducted her daughter. The teenager was rescued with Daw’s arrest.