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Father cuts off ears of 3-year-old daughter after suffering from depression since his younger daughter died

By Mason White 1:33 PM June 25, 2017
Amrit Bahadur, his wife and daughter Bina
Amrit Bahadur, his wife and daughter Bina
By: Alexis Bell

A father was arrested after cutting off his daughter’s ears and blaming a ghost for the act.

35-year-old Amrit Bahadur of India, admitted to police that he attacked his daughter, 3-year-old Bina.

Amrit said that he cut off both of her ears after a ghost told him to make his daughter cry or she would be taken away from him.

His wife, 33-year-old Meena Devi, said that her husband had been suffering from hallucinations for the past 10 days.

Devi said that her husband became depressed after their 2-year-old daughter died from a high fever two months ago.

The father of six children from Delhi, who worked as a restaurant cleaner, allegedly locked his wife and five children on the porch of their home and attacked his sleeping daughter.

His wife screamed to alert neighbors who called police. Amrit had already cut off both ears before police arrived.

The girl, who was bleeding heavily, was rushed to All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS), where doctors were able to reattach her ears. Doctors said that it will take time to know if Bina will suffer long term damage due to the attack.

Amrit was charged with attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm.