Man slashes 6-month-old daughter’s neck after a fight with wife.

UTTAR PRADESH: A man has allegedly slashed the neck and fingers of his 6-month-old baby girl on Sunday. Doctors treating the baby said that her speech may be severely impaired as her vocal cord has been cut. This incident took place in Moradabad.

He has been identified as Jahid and police have detained him, he is said to be in his mid-twenties. He and his wife had a fight yesterday night and he reportedly accused his wife of having an extra-marital affair with a man in the neighbourhood.

During interrogation he told them he overheard neighbours gossip about his wife and that he was not the father of the baby. Later at night when he asked his wife she allegedly did not reply to his questions, and in a fit of rage, he attacked the baby and his wife with a knife, said the Police.

The wife suffered minor cuts on her arm, while the baby was severely injured.

The man was allegedly a drug addict and often beat his wife, said the neighbour. The police have started an investigation and questioned the family and the neighbours/