Amit Bahadur told the police that a ghost was whispering in his ear, directing him to make his daughter cry in pain. He told the police that the ghost asked him to donate the girl’s ear to him, else he would take her to hell with him.
A 35-year-old man thrashed his 3-year-old daughter and chopped both her ears, claiming that a supernatural power asked him to do so. The bizarre incident was reported from Shahdara in east Delhi in the wee hours of Thursday.
Bhoot (ghost) ordered and man chopped off ears of his daughter
Amrit Bahadur, who works at Urban Kebab, was allegedly reaching out for the girl’s neck, when he was stopped by the neighbours and handed over to the police.
After his arrest, he told the police that a ghost was whispering in his ear, directing him to make his daughter cry in pain. He told the police that the ghost asked him to donate the girl’s ear to him, else he would take her to hell with him.
“He was hallucinating. He said he thrashed the girl because the ghost told him that he would kill her and take her along if he does not make her cry. He admitted that he started thrashing the girl first, but then the ghost directed him to chop off her ears. He did as directed,” a senior police officer said.
When the girl started shouting in pain he gagged her asking her to bear the pain for her own good. The girl’s mother, who was a witness to the incident, tried to intervene but she was asked to leave.
“He reportedly thrashed his wife and asked her to leave the house. He took his wife and five other children to the terrace and locked the door. He then returned to further torture his daughter,” a senior police officer said.
On his return Bahadur chopped off the girl’s second ear.
“He said the ghost was unhappy with the sacrifice so he asked for the girl’s blood from her neck. When the girl tried to run away he pinned her down. Meanwhile, the girl’s mother alerted the neighbours. Hearing them shout for help, the neighbours made a PCR call and a team reached Bahadur’s house. Before he could slit the girl’s neck, he was caught,” a senior police officer said.
“The neighbours had called us and reported a brawl. We were shocked to find out that the father had mercilessly slashed his daughter’s ears,” he added.
The police said that Bahadur had lost his one-year-old daughter two months ago and had been disturbed since then. His family told the police that he started hallucinating and often said that he speaks to the Satan. His wife too told the police that he claimed to be giving pain to his daughter for her good and to save her life.
The girl who is admitted to AIIMS is now stable. Bahadur has been arrested for causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapon, attempt to murder and punishment for cruelty on children.