Lucknow: A man allegedly set his 14-year-old daughter ablaze following an altercation in his village in Ghazipur district’s Dildarnagar area Monday night. He also disposed of the body.
A case of murder and destruction of evidence has been registered against Pyare Lal Jaiswal, who has been arrested. Police are trying to locate the body. The FIR has been registered on the complaint of Shyam Narayan Jaiswal, the victim’s grandfather, who came to know about the incident Tuesday.
Initially, the accused claimed his daughter had committed suicide after he scolded her. However, the act of disposing of the body without informing the police raised suspicion.
Jaiswal’s married again and his second wife Sushma allegedly used to harass the children and put pressure on Jaiswal to make them leave the house. The eldest son used to stay separately.
“Jaiswal claimed his daughter had committed suicide after he scolded her. She reportedly used to steal money from his wallet. “It is likely that the body floated downstream to quite a distance. We are hoping to locate it within a couple of days,” said the SP.