In a shocking incident,a man allegedly strangulated to death his 18-year-old pregnant daughter here today as he was miffed with her for marrying a person outside their caste,police said today. Eknath Kisan Kumbharkar (38),a resident of Hanumanwadi locality,strangled her daughter,who was around eight months’ pregnant,with a rope in an autorickshaw near Gangapur road locality.
Eknath hired an autorickshaw in the morning and reached his daughter Pama Kamble’s house. He asked her to come along with him immediately saying that her grandmother was in a serious condition. As the victim accompanied Eknath,he strangled her with a rope when the autorickshaw was near Chopada lawns area. The autorickshaw driver tried to prevent the man from attacking his daughter,but in vain.
While the victim died on the spot,Eknath ran away from there. The victim had last year married Deepak Kamble,a resident of Kamgar Nagar locality at Satpur,apparently against the wishes of her father since her husband happened to be from another caste.
The autorickshaw driver,with the help of some other people,rushed Pama to Nashik civil hospital,where doctor declared her dead,police said. Later,Eknath was arrested near Gangapur road,police said adding that further investigation was on.