Kanpur, Nov 11: A dowry hungry man, allegedly poisoned to death his wife and minor daughter in Naubasta area here on Tuesday, Nov 11.
According to police, Shyam Kishore Sharma of Hanumant Vihar had married Alpana nine years ago. He had been, however, constantly torturing his wife for dowry. A case was also pending against him, but he had settled the matter with his in-laws four months back and again started living with Alpana.
However, failing to overcome his greedy intentions, he served food laced with posion to the mother-daughter duo.
The brother of the deceased, meanwhile, said Shyam had last night informed him that Alpana along with their daughter had run away, but this morning he was informed about their death.
Police has recovered the bodies from a room and sent them for post-mortem.
Shyam has been taken into custody by police for interrogation.