LAHORE: A court has sentenced a man to death for killing his 12-year-old daughter in 2015 for not being able to make perfect bread.
An additional district and sessions judge awarded the death penalty to Khalid Mehmood, who murdered his daughter Aneeqa and then dumped the body outside Mayo Hospital.
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According to the prosecution, the convict registered an FIR, claiming his daughter might have been abducted as she had gone out to buy some food but did not return.
Later, the Shadbagh police learnt the girl found dead outside Mayo Hospital was actually killed by her father for not making ‘gol roti’.
Police arrested the girl’s father and brother Abuzar after interrogating their neighbours. The suspects confessed they had thrashed the girl, who died of her injuries. The men admitted they dumped the body and filed a false case of kidnapping.
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After hearing all arguments and examining evidence, the sessions judge announced the decision to award the death penalty to Khalid, who has also been fined Rs500,000.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 25th, 2016.