Man strangles newborn daughter to death in Kasur

Published: August 8, 2016
According to the victim's mother, Sher Alam killed their child because he wanted a son. PHOTO: REUTERS

According to the victim's mother, Sher Alam killed their child because he wanted a son. PHOTO: REUTERS

KASUR: A man allegedly strangled his newborn baby girl to death and buried her in the courtyard of his home in Punjab’s Kasur district on Sunday.

Preliminary reports revealed that a father killed his daughter in Kasur’s Herjoki village as he wanted to have a son. According to reports, the girl was only a few hours old.

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The mother of the child, Shamim Bibi, filed a complaint in which she stated that she gave birth to a baby girl late Saturday night at a maternity centre.

“Soon after I came back home with the baby girl, my husband Sher Alam became furious, snatched her from my hands and strangled her to death,” Shamim said.

She further told the police that her husband dug up a grave in the courtyard of their home and buried the newborn without any regret.

Following Shamim’s complaint, police officials found the newborn baby’s body, and claim to have arrested Alam. Police registered a case against the fater under sections 302, 311 and 201 of PPC.

Man arrested for killing teenage daughter

Last week, police claimed to have apprehended a middle-aged man for allegedly killing his teenage daughter since both, he and the victim, opposed her marriage to a man of bad reputation.

Fifteen-year-old B* was stabbed to death inside her house in North Karachi, within the limits of Sir Syed police station on August 1. Later the victim’s brother Khawar registered an FIR No 183/16 at Sir Syed police station against the father, Akhtar Manzur.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Pakistani
    Aug 8, 2016 - 5:27PM

    Daugthers are a blessing in this life and afterlife where as sons are only helpful in this lifeRecommend

  • SHAH
    Aug 8, 2016 - 8:02PM

    This cold blooded murderer should have killled his mother for being a female, then as it seems he was very happy to sleep with a woman called his wife to have baby, a boy??;; Why he did not kill that woman before marriage… why he had to marry a female… he needed a boy, so first heshould have married a boy, as if people like him a alive, all female born will be killed/murdered by idiots like him; .. He should be hanged soonest without delays;Recommend

  • Telh
    Aug 9, 2016 - 11:22AM

    Of course he would be a Muslim.Recommend

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