A 35-year-old man allegedly strangled his one and half-year old daughter to death and tried to kill his wife and another daughter near a temple in Jagtial district, police said today.
Police said Nikode Ashok (35) reached the temple on Saturday last alongwith his wife and two daughters for offering prayers.
He took them to a nearby forest in the night and allegedly strangled his younger daughter to death.
Police said he allegedly tried to kill his wife and another daughter, aged four years, but his wife escaped in the darkness and reached her parents house.
She filed a complaint with police today, police said.
The body of the one and half year old child was found in the forest.
Steps are on to trace Ashok, who is absconding, and his four-year-old daughter, police said.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)