Free will: Man kills daughter over disobedience

Published: August 17, 2013

Haseena, a grade 6 student, did not want to marry. She had requested her father to let her finish college, but he had refused. DESIGN: FAIZAN DAWOOD


A 12-year-old girl was killed on Friday allegedly by her father for refusing to marry a man of his choice, police said. They said the girl’s body was found chopped into six pieces.

Police said Muhammad Khadim, 46, a resident of Khoja area in Shujabad, had accepted his nephew’s proposal for his daughter six months ago.

They said his sister and brother-in-law had been pressing him to arrange the wedding.

They said his daughter Haseena, who was studying in grade 6, did not want to marry. Some relatives said that she had requested her father to let her finish college, but he had refused.

They said her mother Shahnaz Bibi, too, was against the early marriage. They said she had argued with her husband over the matter and was beaten up for it. They said he had accused her of brainwashing their daughter.

Shahnaz Bibi told The Express Tribune that on Friday, she had an argument with Khadim when he took up the matter again.

She said when he started beating her up, Haseena tried to stop him. She said he got infuriated and locked her in a room. When her mother-in-law tried to stop him, he locked her as well.

She said he kept shouting that “he should have killed Haseena the day she was born rather than face disobedience.

She said he took Haseena to another room saying he would convince her to marry his nephew. She said Haseena had been shouting for help, but then her screams stopped suddenly.

She said she and her mother-in-law cried for help, attracting the attention of some neighbours.

She said Khadim emerged from the room and tried to hit her, but left on seeing some neighbours enter the house.

She said she and her mother-in-law they were freed and rushed to the other room and found her daughter cut into pieces.

A case has been registered at the Raja Ram police station. Police said they were looking for Khadim.

The body has been sent to the tehsil headquarters hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Ken Baskin
    Aug 17, 2013 - 8:22AM

    Damn kids are just so out of control these days !!!!


  • Mard-e-Haq
    Aug 17, 2013 - 1:16PM

    This pious Muslim could have handled the situation better.


  • Aug 17, 2013 - 4:27PM

    @Ken Baskin: It is a mentality with conviction that they are righteous. Whatever they are saying is the ultimate word of God and how the women folk, wife or the daughter, dare to disobey. A mindset to treat wife and daughter as the object and not a human being. Worst of the creatures on earth and there are many more to support such mentality lamenting that kids are out of control these days? Just ask this question to yourselves / such fathers who are out of humanity ?


  • Cindy
    Aug 17, 2013 - 9:26PM



  • Thomas Johnson
    Aug 18, 2013 - 9:45PM

    I would be greatly interested in the response from the police and the legal system when this coward is arrested, or IF he is arrested!


  • Elena
    Aug 19, 2013 - 10:06AM

    Chop him up and throw the parts away.


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