File Photo

A 19-year-old man has been arrested from Latur district for allegedly drowning his 13-day-old niece in a water drum, as he was irritated by her crying, police said on Monday.

The infant was found dead in the water drum at the residence of the accused, Krishna Shinde, in Zari Budruk village, an officer said.

During investigation, Shinde told police that he was irritated by crying of the infant, which disturbed his sleep, police inspector Jaywantrao Chavan said, adding that Shinde's sister had come to the residence of her parents for delivery.

A case of murder has been registered by the police.

(To download our E-paper please click here. The publishers permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal