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Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh): Andhra Police has taken into custody a man for allegedly flinging to death his three-month old son in the Water House Colony near Srikalahasti Shukabrahma Ashram in Tirupati, police said on Saturday.

The man apparently was incensed with the child’s crying and resorted to the act, according to police who cited neighbours.

Circle Inspector Srikalahasti cited residents in the colony saying that the child’s parents — Anil and Swathi — had an argument during which the man in a fit of rage threw his three-month-old child, Nikhil, on the ground.

The infant who was running a fever was already bawling, which apparently infuriated Anil.

“The child did not stop crying as he fell ill four days ago. Anil asked his wife Swathi to take Nikhil to the hospital; but soon started quarrelling after which he threw his son to the ground. The boy hit his head on the ground and he died,” locals said.

Neighbours contacted the police who took the child to a private hospital where he was declared brought dead.

The Circle Inspector has further said that the infant’s body was taken for postmortem and meanwhile, they have taken Anil into custody.