In a barbaric incident, a father choked his six-year-old daughter by stuffing onion into her mouth after he lost his cool over her failure to recite numerals from 1 to 13 near Aurangabad, police said.
The incident took place on July 9 at Balapur village near Aurangabad and the accused, Raju Kute, was last night arrested for killing his daughter Bharti, a police official from Chikalthana police station told PTI over phone.
"Bharti recited numerals from 1 to 12, but stumbled thereafter, which enraged Raju. He was so livid that he took an onion and stuffed it in her throat, following which she choked to death," police said.
After the gruesome deed, Raju buried his daughter's body near a crematorium, police said, adding the victim's mother witnessed the crime.
On the basis of her complaint, Raju was arrested and a case has been registered against him under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender).
Further investigation into the case is underway.