Man kills daughter, hangs self
A man allegedly killed his daughter before hanging himself in Jaduvitta, Milan More on Monday evening.
Sukra Hasda was a daily wage labourer while his daughter Soma Hasda (11) studied in Class 5 at Parmananda Nepali School.
Sukra’s son Harish Chandra Hasda alerted the area residents when he came home from school. He saw his sister lying in a pool of blood and a khukuri beside her body. Harish also found his father hanging from the ceiling. A neighbour said Harish studies in Class 11 and his mother was not at home when the tragedy struck.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone II Sangmit Lepcha said prima facie the father appears to have killed his daughter with a sharp weapon and hanged himself.
The bodies have been taken to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital for post mortem.