Jodhpur police claimed on Saturday to have nabbed a man for killing his four-year-old daughter, the Times of India reported.
Police said 26-year-old Nawab Ali Qureshi had taken the child to a bazaar on Thursday, showered her with gifts and told her how much she meant to him. With the family resting in the terrace, he had taken the child to a room on the ground floor of the house and slit her throat. Qureshi then went back to sleep.
The mother of the child found her body after rising. Qureshi, a butcher, originally claimed that a cat may have killed their daughter. The mother of the child, however, lodged a murder complaint against an unidentified suspect, Jodhpur SP Rajan Dushyant said.
Qureshi confessed to killing the child before police. He said he had ‘sacrificed’ his daughter to please the Almighty.
This story originally appeared in the Times of India.