GURGAON -- A 40-year-old man was arrested in Gurgaon for allegedly bludgeoning his two minor daughters to death after an argument with his wife, police said on Sunday.
An argument broke out between accused Mukesh Yadav and his wife at their rented accommodation in New Palam Vihar area around 10 pm on Saturday over the food for dinner and he thrashed her, an official said.
Yadav, who cuts and polishes stones for a living, was allegedly inebriated when the incident happened, Gurgaon Police PRO, Ravinder Kumar told PTI.
"The accused killed his daughters in a fit of rage," Kumar said.
Yadav's neighbours had informed the police about the incident, who reached the spot and took Yadav into custody.
"He (Yadav) was under the influence of alcohol and indulged in fight with his wife over the dinner. He first thrashed his wife and when his daughters, aged 3 and 5 years, clung to their mother and cried for help, he attacked them with bricks," Ram Mehar, a neighbour of Yadav, claimed.
Yadav has been booked on murder charges and sent to judicial custody, the police officer said.
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