Sangareddy: A drunkard, who was deserted by wife, has killed his two children and injured another daughter in the early hours of Tuesday at Bombay Colony in RC Puram Mandal, police said.
Kumar (40), who does petty works for a living, was living with his wife and three children in Bombay Colony. Since he has been quarreling with his wife Gouri quite frequently, she left him and her children and was living with her parents for a couple of weeks.
Unable to look after the children, the father allegedly strangulated his youngest daughter Saranya ((4) and Akhil (7) to death. While the eldest of the three Malleshwari made an attempt to escape from the clutches of her father, Kumar attacked her with a knife.
Malleshwari, who sustained serious injuries, was battling for life at a hospital. The accused was allegedly in an inebriated condition when he attacked and killed his children.
A case was registered and the inquiry is on. Meanwhile, the RC Puram Police reportedly detained Kumar, but they were refusing to disclose it to media. The incident has created a sensation in the area. Dozens of people thronged the area to see the bodies of two children.
The Police have shifted the bodies to Area Hospital, Patancheru for postmortem.