Man sentenced to life for killing daughter

Man sentenced to life for killing daughter
Malkangiri, Orissa: A fast track court in Malkangiri on Monday sentenced a man to life imprisonment and penalty of Rs 2,000 after finding him guilty of killing his five-year-old daughter.

The judgement was pronounced by additional district judge Prasanna Kumar Karna while disposing a case relating to the killing of Som Madkami at MV-79 village in Malkangiri district.

The incident took place on April 25, 2010 when Ganga Madkami attacked his daughter with a blunt wooden object. The girl died on the spot due to excessive bleeding. Ganga was arrested from jungle two days after the killing, said government pleader Bhabani Mishra.

"The man who worked as a black magician confessed to have killed the daughter with belief of getting divine power," Mishra said adding the incident took place when the victim's mother was away from the house.