Drunk man kills daughter

A drunk man murdered his teenage daughter in the town’s Barpali area on Thursday night.

The accused, Ram Narayan Mirdha (48), struck his daughter, Kalpana’s head with a wooden plank over sudden provocation. She was taken to VSS Medical College and Hospital in the night but died in the hospital during treatment.

Ram Narayan is on the run since the incident, said IIC of Ainthapalli police station P K Patnaik. The body was sent for autopsy on Friday morning.

Earlier on Thursday, Ram Narayan had celebrated Nuakhai with wife Raj Kumari and Kalpana. The problem started after he went out in the evening and returned home drunk. This resulted in an argument between the father and daughter and he attacked her.

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