In a shocking incident, a man, apparently upset over not having a son, shot dead his and their five-year-old daughter in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district on Tuesday, police said.
Avanish Kumar shot his 27-year-old wife Sona Devi and five-year-old daughter Harshita with his double-barrel gun in Balapur Islampur village in the district, 390 kilometres from state capital Lucknow.
Police were called by neighbours when they heard gun shots from inside the house.
When a police team reached the crime scene, they saw the mother and daughter lying in a pool of blood and Avanish sitting nearby with his gun, for which he held a valid licence.
He did not offer any resistance when the police arrested him but he told them that he tried to shoot himself too but could not.
The couple had two more daughters.