Man held for murdering daughter, misleading police

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A man, who murdered his 16-year-old daughter for seeking to marry against his wishes and tried to hide the crime by filing a missing person complaint, was arrested here, police said Sunday.

Liyaqat Ali, a motor mechanic, smothered his daughter to death on the night of May 15 while she was sleeping in her house at Mehrauli area in south Delhi. He later dumped her body in a drain.

Police said that after this Ali, 55, went to his native place at Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr and lodged a missing complaint about her daughter.

A few days back, Delhi Police recovered the body of the girl.

"When the father was questioned, he broke down and told us that he killed his daughter as she wanted to marry against his wishes," said a police officer.

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