Harbouring a grudge over his daughter not severing ties with her lover, a man in this Uttar Pradesh district allegedly gave a contract to kill her to a ward boy of a hospital, who injected a high dose of potassium chloride to the 17-year-old girl, police have said.
After a sudden deterioration of her health conditions, doctors at the hospital found out that she was injected with a high dose of potassium chloride, police said, adding that Naveen Kumar, the father of the girl, ward boy Naresh Kumar and a woman employee of the hospital were arrested in connection with the incident on Saturday.
Naveen Kumar got his daughter admitted to a hospital in Kankarkheda on Friday night. A few hours later, he shifted her to the Future Plus Hospital in Modipuram where her health suddenly deteriorated, a police official said.
With the help of CCTV footage, the identity of the person who gave the injection to her was ascertained and the ward boy, Naresh Kumar, was taken into custody.
The ward boy confessed to police that the girl’s father had given him Rs 1 lakh to kill her. Posing as a doctor, he entered the ICU with the help of the woman employee of the hospital and administered the injection, police said.
The woman employee of the hospital and the victim’s father, a property dealer, were also taken into custody subsequently, they added.
Naveen Kumar told the police that his daughter was in a relationship with a man and was not willing to snap ties with him even after repeated requests from her family members.
He had told the doctors at the hospital that his daughter had accidentally fallen from the terrace of their house but in reality, she had jumped off the terrace, the accused told the police.
Police have recovered a broken syringe containing potassium chloride and Rs 90,000 in cash from the ward boy.