A special Court in Lalatupr has sentenced a 35 year old man to death for killing his three daughters three years ago. The Court has also imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh.

Special Judge Nirbhay Prakash sentenced Chhidami alias Chhiddu to death in connection with the murder of his daughters Anjani (11), Raddo (7) and Putto (4) at their residence in Veer village under Banpur police station limits on the night of November 13, 2018.

On the fateful night, Chhidami returned to his house in an inebriated state and hit his daughters, who were sleeping, with a hammer. Later, he set his house afire using LPG and the girls sustained burn injuries.

Villagers took the girls to a hospital, where the doctors declared them dead.

A case was registered in this regard on the basis of a complaint lodged by Pooran Singh, a local. At the time of the incident, Chhidami's wife was at her parents' house.

The accused has been in jail since the incident.

With PTI inputs