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A man reportedly killed his minor daughter with an axe for talking to boys in Wanaparthy district, Telangana, Hyderabad, India on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

The accused father, a 37-year-old farmer by profession, was reportedly upset with his teenage daughter for moving closely with young men in the village. Upset over this, he reprimanded his 15-year-old daughter on Tuesday, Oct. 25 for talking to young men from the village despite his advice not to do so. However, as the argument escalated, the father lost his cool and killed his minor daughter with an axe kept nearby, the Times Of India reported.

The 15-year-old victim, who was studying in 10th grade, was the second of three children of the 37-year-old farmer. The farmer's children had gone with their mother to her house on the occasion of the Diwali celebration in India. Diwali also known as the Festival of Lights is a popular Hindu festival celebrated by Indians all over the world.

After the Diwali celebration, the mother stayed back at her home. However, the children returned back to their father.

On Tuesday, Oct. 25 morning, the eldest girl reportedly went to her college and the youngest to his boarding school. However, the 15-year-old victim stayed home as her school was yet to open after the Diwali holidays, Times Now reported.

At around 10 am, the accused, who was upset with his teenage daughter for moving closely with young men in the village despite his advice not to do so, confronted the girl. However, the father lost his cool. Enraged, and in a fit of rage, he picked up an axe kept nearby and killed her with the weapon.

The girl suffered severe injuries in the attack and died on the spot.

Following the incident, the villagers alerted the officers about the brutal attack. The villagers responded to the scene after being informed and arrested the father.

According to Wanaparthy SP K Apoorva Rao, a preliminary probe concluded that it was not a case of honor killing and that the accused had acted in a fit of rage as his teenage daughter was not listening to his advice.

The officers registered a murder case against the father under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) and sent the victim's body for an autopsy.

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