Lucknow, May 11: In a bizarre and heart-rending incident, a young man here shot his wife dead early Friday because she was not feeding their one-year-old daughter.
The incident took place in the Vikram Nagar area when sweet shop owner Dinesh Shukla first angrily shouted at his wife Sarita as their daughter was crying to be fed.
When 25-year-old Sarita refused to feed the infant girl, an incensed Dinesh whipped out a country-made pistol and shot his wife at point-blank range. The bullet hit her stomach and she slumped to the ground, dying within a few minutes.
The assailant husband picked up his daughter and rushed out of the house before neighbours and the landlord could reach the scene. The assailant then handed over his daughter to his brother Kamal, who lived nearby.
Dinesh is absconding while the body of Sarita has been sent for autopsy, police told IANS.