A 10-year-old girl was beaten to death, allegedly by her father who was angry with her for coming home late after playing with other children at a Navratri pandal in Madhya Pradesh's Morena, police said today.
The incident occurred on Sunday night in Uttampura area of Morena city and the accused has been arrested.
Station Road Police Station in-charge Ashish Rajput said the accused, Rakesh Jatav, 40, in a drunken state repeatedly beat his daughter with a stick when she returned home around 9 pm after playing with other children at a tableau set up on the occasion of Navratri, leading to her death.
After getting information about the incident, the police reached the spot and arrested the accused under relevant provisions of the IPC, he said.
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