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Father gets death penalty for killing pregnant daughter

THE ASIAN AGE. | AFTAB KHAN
Published : Jun 21, 2017, 1:32 am IST
Updated : Jun 21, 2017, 1:32 am IST

After the murder, Eknath Kisan Kumbharkar (47) is said to have stated that his daughter Pramila had disgraced him and so he had killed her.

The victim’s mother stated that her husband was a good for nothing fellow, and demanded that he should be hanged. (Image for representational purpose only)
 The victim’s mother stated that her husband was a good for nothing fellow, and demanded that he should be hanged. (Image for representational purpose only)

Nashik: A father, who murdered his pregnant teenage daughter on the day of her delivery in 2013, as he was against her inter-caste marriage, was sentenced to death by Nashik’s District and Sessions court on Monday, terming it the rarest of rare cases.

After the murder, Eknath Kisan Kumbharkar (47) is said to have stated that his daughter Pramila had disgraced him and so he had killed her.

The victim’s mother stated that her husband was a good for nothing fellow, and demanded that he should be hanged.

It may be recalled that, Pramila had married Deepak Kamble, who belonged to a different caste, in 2012 in Saptashrungi temple. She was nine months pregnant and was due on 28 June 2013.

Kisan visited his daughter in Mahatmanagar in an autorickshaw and told her that her mother was ill and admitted to Savarkar Hospital. Hearing the news, Pramilla accompanied her father in the auto. When they reached Chopda Lawns, Eknath took out a nylon rope and strangled Pramilla.

The auto driver Pramod Mangal Ahire (35) tried to intervene but was unable to stop Eknath.  But he informed the police and took the unconscious woman to Nashik Civil hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The cops arrested Kisan and produced him in court the next day. He is a resident of More Mala, Hanumanwadi in Panchavati area. The police had also charged him under  section 316.

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