Man burnt daughter and left her in a field because he wanted a son

A father has been accused of abandoning his daughter in a field.

It came a few weeks after he tried to burn her to death.

He allegedly tried to kill her twice as he really wanted a son.

The girl’s mother called authorities when she realised she had gone missing.

Ever since she realised her baby was a girl her partner said, “do whatever she wanted with the baby but to keep it away from him”.

The man is now being held in custody.