A four-month-old girl died today in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh after she was allegedly stepped on by a policeman during an argument with her father.
According to police, the incident took place four days ago at Habshipur village. A land dispute case had been filed against Yellaiah by his brother Parshu Ramulu in Dubbak Police station in the district.
As ASI Mohd Pasha reached Yellaiah’s house to question him, his wife Renuka tried to drive him away by saying that he was not at home.
An altercation ensued when the cop saw the man inside and caught him. During the argument, the policeman accidentally stepped on Yellaiah’s baby girl, who was sleeping on the floor, leaving her injured, police sources said.
After the incident, the police officer assured the parents of the best possible treatment.
However, the baby died in the morning today while undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
Following this, irate parents and villagers staged a dharna at the Dubbak police station with the body of the little girl demanding compensation and suspension of the cop in question.
A case will be registered against ASI Pasha soon based on the complaint filed by the parents of the baby, police added.