Amritsar, February 24: In a shocking incident, a retired Junior Engineer of Powercom allegedly killed his NRI daughter and later committed suicide by hanging himself with the ceiling fan at his house in Gulmohar Avenue here on Sunday.
David Masih (60) was suffering from depression, his family members said. Nilofar (35), his NRI daughter, had come to meet her parents a few days ago.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (investigations) Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar reached the spot and carried out investigations. He said as per preliminary probe Masih hit his daughter on her head with an iron rod, which killing her on the spot and later he hanged himself in another room.
Further investigations were under way and the bodies were sent for post mortem.
Martha, wife of the deceased, said she had gone to church while her husband and daughter Nilofar were in the house. When Masih did not come to church and did not to respond the calls, she returned home and found the house bolted from inside. Later, she sent a neighbour inside the house who came out shouting after seeing the bodies.