7-year-old daughter intervene in family fight, beaten to death

NPnews24 online: Alcoholic father beaten his seven-year girl to death as she tried to intervene in a fight between her parents and tried to stop him from thrashing her mother. 37-year-old Kailash, a resident of Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu and his wife, Neelavathi, 32 have been arrested. While victim’s mother allegedly tried to cover up the murder.

The couple had two daughters who were studying in class 8 and 2. The victim has been identified as Sugirtha, who was studying in class 2. Preliminary inquiries revealed that the couple quarreled frequently because of Kailash’s addiction to liquor. The couple had moved in together recently after living separately for a while.

As explained by the neighbours, Sugirtha was playing in front of the house when her father called her but she ignored him. Later, when the man returned home in an inebriated condition, he picked up a quarrel with his wife and beat her.