A DAD allegedly killed his four-month-old baby by hitting her on the head because her crying was interrupting sex with his wife.
Lazaro Banda, from Malawi, is accused of hitting his daughter Tereza and then abandoning her for seven hours.
Police claim the 22-year-old and his wife Everesi Banda, 19, fled their home to hide out on a farm.
When they returned they found their daughter dead.
The incident was reported to a village elder and later passed to the police, reports Malawi 24.
Police rushed to the scene in Chimamba village in the Dowa district and Tereza’s body was taken to hospital for a postmortem.
Examination of the body found the child likely died due to a head injury after the assault.
Banda has been arrested and a police investigation has been launched.
In a similar incident late last year, a man high on drink and drugs shot his six-month-old baby son in the chest because his wife refused to have sex with him.