"Tapan Bhuyia, 47, a driver of a private vehicle, strangulated to death his daughter Supriya and then threw her body into a well at Bishalgarh," a police spokesman told reporters. Bishalgarh is 30 km south from here.
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.