The police official said that Tapan consumed poison on Sunday night after killing his daughter. Neighbours took him to hospital in a critical condition.
"Tapan always tortured his wife for giving birth to two girl children, instead of son. Before executing the crime, he sent his wife and elder daughter to a neighbour's house to see television," the police spokesman said.
Police arrested Tapan who is battling for his life at the Gobinda Ballav Pant Medical College and Hospital here.