A six-year-old choked on an onion allegedly shoved into her throat by her father as punishment for not being able to count from 1-15 in the right sequence. Later he buried the body in the village graveyard. The incident occurred on July 9 in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district.The family lived at Belapur village, on the outskirts of Aurangabad city.
It was only discovered on Monday night after the girl’s mother mustered the courage to go to the police. Accused Sanjay Kute (32) was arrested on Tuesday morning.The girl, Bharti, was a student of first standard at the village-based zilla parishad school where she was admitted earlier this month. Detailing how the crime occurred, the police said Kute, a labourer, was supervising her studies on Saturday night around 9.30pm, when Bharti, who was learning numbers from 1 to 15, skipped 12 and jumped straight to 13 after 11. Kute flew into a rage, slapped her, and when she cried, he picked up an onion and stuffed it into her mouth. But it went deeper, and Bharti suffocated and fell unconscious.
Kute took his daughter to Bajaj Hospital where she was declared brought dead