Baby girl fighting for life in hospital after father threw her from building

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 16:11 hrs

Dharwad, Karnataka: A one-and-a-half-year-old girl is seriously injured after she was allegedly thrown from the top of a building by her father, police said on Thursday. The father has been arrested.

Superintendent of Police Y S Ravikumar said the man, Ramesh, had been torturing the baby after birth and tried to kill her, as he wanted a boy instead of a girl.

He also had allegedly inflicted injuries with a cigarette butt on the baby and his wife had not mustered the courage to protest the torture till he dropped the infant from a building yesterday, police said.

The baby has been admitted to a hospital and her condition is stated to be serious, police said.

After the locals informed police, he was arrested today on the charge of battering his daughter and a local court remanded him to judicial custody, sources added.

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