A 10-year-old boy in India was killed by his father for intervening in a fight between the man and his wife.

The police were called to a home in the state of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday morning. Dehat Police Precinct in-charge Sunil Khemaria said the accused, identified as Shaukeen Adivasi, was drunk at the time of the incident. Adivasi was quarrelling with his wife and also beat her up several times, Khemaria told the Press Trust of India.

Their son, who was sleeping in the same room, woke up after hearing the noise. The boy then tried to shield his mother from his father, following which Adivasi got furious and assaulted the boy. He banged the child's head against the wall, Khemaria added.

The child immediately died on the spot. Seeing the boy dead, the accused fled from his home. The police have launched a search for the accused, and a case of murder has been registered against the father. The accused is yet to be arrested.

The accused suspected his wife of having an extra-marital affair, local media TV9 reported [Google Translate showed]. The neighbors told the police Adivasi himself lived with another woman in a different house. An investigation is underway into the incident.

In another case of domestic dispute this week, a father killed his 6-month-old baby by smashing him on the floor. The man was fighting with his wife when the incident took place in the state of Rajasthan in India. The police said the man got angry and in a fit of rage attacked the child. The baby was taken to a hospital where doctors declared the child dead. Authorities said Mahendra and his wife had been fighting with each other for a few months. The reason for the dispute was not revealed. Police said that the father smashed the baby on the floor multiple times. The authorities added the child's mother tried to snatch the baby from her husband, but failed. The father fled the scene after hurting the baby. As of Wednesday, the accused had not been arrested.

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