A man has been accused of brutally suffocating his one-and-a-half-year-old toddler son to death with a pillow for interrupting his sleep in Faridabad, Haryana, India on Friday, Aug. 12.

The unnamed suspect, who was employed as a laborer, reportedly returned home tired from his work on Friday, Aug. 12, and quickly fell asleep. However, he was later awakened by his one-and-a-half-year-old child crying loudly. The man, who felt disturbed by the loud noise, reportedly had trouble going back to sleep. In a fit of rage, he allegedly began smothering his child to death with a pillow, Times Now reported.

The incident reportedly happened while the accused’s wife Priya and his other child had gone to the woman's brother’s home to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan, a popular Indian celebration in which sisters of all ages tie a talisman called the Rakhi around the wrists of their brothers.

Neighbors began growing concerned for the young child after noticing how silent the suspect's residence was. Locals later found the toddler bleeding from his nose and mouth after they decided to check on the child inside the home. When the authorities arrived to question the man about the boy’s condition, the father reportedly fled the scene. 

Following this, Priya and her son, who were alerted about the incident, arrived home and discovered the horrifying scene, Republic World reported.

“The man allegedly killed the boy for interrupting his sleep. Neighbors told us they suddenly stopped hearing the child’s cries. Upon going to their house, they saw him bleeding from his nose and mouth. The accused ran away upon questioning by neighbors,” said Faridabad Station House Officer (SHO) Dinesh.

A case has been registered against the accused and the body of the child has been retrieved for an autopsy to confirm the cause of the death.

baby-g7e8e4d877_1920 A man has been accused of brutally suffocating his one-and-a-half-year-old toddler son to death with a pillow for interrupting his sleep in Faridabad, Haryana, India on Friday, Aug. 12. This is a representational image. Pixabay