A playground became a murder scene. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A father, 40, is suspected of killing his three-year-old daughter at the Lyseo playground (Lyseonpuisto) on Monday morning in the southern city of Porvoo, which is located about 50 kilometers from Helsinki.

The girl died of her wounds in hospital.

The father, who according to the police is a French citizen, was stopped by the police in the middle of the act by force. The crime is investigated as a murder.

The girl was taken to the hospital by a helicopter.

According to MTV News, the father and mother were having a custody battle.

The interrogations of the suspect will begin on Tuesday.

Source: The police