"In a fit of anger, the accused, who is also an alcoholic, dragged her outside the house and slit her throat using a sharp weapon," an officer at Indapur police station said.
The officer said the man was arrested after a woman who lives in the same area saw the alleged murder. The man and his wife are labourers.
"He is addicted to alcohol due to which the couple used to fight regularly. He often asked for money from his wife for liquor," the police officer said. "The accused wanted to have liquor and he called up his wife for money. At the time when his wife refused to give money, his daughter also started crying, insisting that he take her to her mother," the officer said.
A woman who saw him killing his daughter then called for help and contacted the police. A case has been filed and investigation is on, police said.
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