A man was awarded life sentence for killing his one and a half-year-old female baby.

Poovarasan (27) of Ekkur village near Singarapettai in Krishnagiri district was awarded life sentence by Principal District Judge K. Perumal here on Wednesday. He also slapped a fine of Rs. 1000, failing to remit which, he has to undergo another three months simple imprisonment.

Poovarasu, a daily wage earner, killed his girl child, Devadharshini, by mixing poison in milk on August 5, 2009 after a family dispute. Singarapetti police have registered a case and was investigating the case.

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