Balasore, Dec 30 (UNI) In a bizarre incident a father has killed his three-year-old son at Singla (Basta), local police said today.
Police have arrested the father and sent the body of the child for autoposy.
The accused, Laxmidhar Dandapat of Chalanti village under Jaleswar police station, had married to one Pravati daughter of Bhanucharan Behera of Kasafala village under Singla Police station four years back. But the relations between the couple strained and his wife moved to her parents house alongwith her son after Laxmidhar suspected her loyalty.
Laxmidhar made several attempts to bring his son but failed.
Laxmidhar tried to take away his son again on the night of December 27 while both the mother and the child were sleeping. He covered the child's face with his hand to prevent him from screaming. But the child died of suffocation.
Laxmidhar then threw the body into a nearby pond after he knew that the child was no more and tried to flee. But the police managed to arrest him on the following day.
During interrogation he confessed to the crime, police said.