Father who threw daughters out of train hiding in Jammu

Father who threw daughters out of train hiding in Jammu

A father, who had thrown his four daughters and wife from a speeding train in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district on Wednesday, is hiding in Jammu, according to police sources here.

A police team left for Jammu after the father, identified as Iddu, a resident of Bihar's Betiah district, was traced to Jammu. Iddu's 18-year-old son from his first wife lives in Jammu, sources said.

GRP officials, who visited Betiah and spoke to the maternal grandmother of the girls, said Iddu had some "psychiatric issues". She claimed that Iddu had earlier killed his first wife and her brother.

Sources said Iddu, who had five daughters from his second wife Ableena, wanted to get rid of all of them.

GRP officials said that he made a plan to travel with the girls and wife on the train. As per plan, he took the girls one by one near the door of the compartment of the speeding Jansewa Express.

In the early hours of Wednesday, when almost all other passengers were asleep, Iddu threw them out while the train was passing through Sitapur district. Iddu first pushed his wife out.

While the wife and one of the girls, aged six, died, the other threes aged five, eight and 12, suffered serious injuries and are being treated at the district hospital. The police are searching for another daughter, who remains untraced. They suspect that she, too, was thrown out of the train and killed.

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