Superintendent of Police Y S Ravikumar said the man Ramesh had been torturing the baby after birth and tried to kill her, as he wished for a boy.
He also had allegedly inflicted injuries with cigarette butt on the baby and his wife had not mustered courage to protest the torture till he dropped the infant from a building yesterday, police said.
The baby has been admitted to a hospital and her condition is stated to be serious, police said.
After the locals informed police, he was arrested on the charge of battering his daughter and a local court remanded him to judicial custody,sources added.
This story reveals the reason for rape cases. Our society does not want a girl child, leading to shortage of women. Hence each women becomes a victim of lavicious behaviour.I have not come accross a single religious leader condemning the dowry demands, and unless they start preaching against dowry, this will continue. Laws of Manu embeded in our psyche must be changed.