Keonjhar, : A man allegedly tried to commit suicide after killing his stepdaughter in Keonjhar district, police said on Wednesday.
The girl was allegedly beaten to death for speaking over phone.
After finding his step-daughter talking over the phone, in a fit of rage, he beat her up, killing her on the spot.
Later, the man attempted to commit suicide.
He was rescued by his wife and admitted to Champua Hospital.
The body of the daughter has been sent for post-mortem and further probe is on, said a police officer.
A case has been registered in this connection.