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Fanatic father hangs 2-year-old to death

Gruesome murder shock city on first day of Navratra

Udaipur : In a gruesome incident, a suspicious husband who believed his wife had taken to prostitution, killed his 2.5 year old daughter mercilessly by hanging the helpless child by the iron railing of their balcony. The police found a note from the victim’s clothes, in which the man said that he loved his daughter more than his life but committing the brutal act with a heavy heart because he didn’t want his child too, to be turned into a prostitute by her mother. The body was found hanging on tuesday morning.

Ramnivas Gurjar in police custody

Ramnivas Gurjar in police custody

The murderer even called up the police station to inform the cops of the incident and said that he had left for Ajmer. Hours later, the police arrested the accused from a nearby busy market place. The horrifying tale of the girl child’s murder sent shock waves across the city which was stunned to witness such an incident on the first day of Navratra- a festival celebrated in the honor of Mother Shakti.

The incident took place inside the walled city area at Jogpole under the Dhanmandi police station on Monday night. Ramnivas Gurjar (34) resident of Sujangarh, Churu had been living here with his wife Hemlata Sahu and two children for a month now. The couple were said to be in constant quarrel with each other. Hemlata had a 9-year-old son Lokesh from her first husband whom she had separated with years back. Dhruvi, the daughter was from the second marriage with Ramnivas whom she met five years back after a ‘miss call’ confusion.

Despite a love marriage, Ramnivas was deeply suspicious of his wife’s character. He often abused her on infidelity charges and Hemlata usually used to go stay at her maternal uncle’s home after a quarrel. On various occasions, Ramnivas too had left the house taking Dhruvi along with him. He had returned with Dhruvi just three months back from his sister’s home in Kuchaman city, Nagaur. On Mondaynight, allegedly the couple had a serious fight and Hemlata left the house with her son. The frustrated man apparently could not control his annoyance. He fed the child and dressed her with new clothes.

He took the child for a walk and bought her biscuits. Later he tied the child neck with a cloth piece and hung her with the iron railing outside the balcony of their room at the first floor. The accused called his wife and threatened to kill her. He fled after the murder and the sanitation personnel saw the body hanging in the morning. “ We found a 2 paged note from the child’s clothes in which the accused has written that he loved his daughter dearly but fearing that one day she would be forced to take the wrong path by her mother, he had no option other than to kill her” Ratan Chawla, the circle inspector said. The autopsy was conducted by a medical board and the cremation took place later afternoon. The accused would be produced before the court on Wednesday, Chawla said.

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