Agartala: A man strangulated his 18-month- old daughter and threw her into a well at a village near here because she was a girl child, police said on Monday.
The incident took place yesterday at Nehalchandranagar village, about 25 km from here, they said.
Tapan Bhuyan (35) sent his wife and seven-year-old elder daughter to their neighbour`s house and went out with the girl child. He strangulated her and threw the body into a well, police said.
After the incident, Bhuyan, a driver by profession, tried to commit suicide by consuming poison, they said.
Meanwhile, the wife and daughter returned and started searching for Bhuyan and the baby. With the help of villagers, they found Bhuyan.
Police later arrested Bhuyan and got him admitted to Agartala Medical College.
Bhuyan used to beat his wife for giving birth to the second girl child, police said.