Infant died five minutes after burial, autopsy shows

Published: July 18, 2012
Autopsy report shows two-day-old girl had no physical impairments. PHOTO: FILE

Autopsy report shows two-day-old girl had no physical impairments. PHOTO: FILE


The post-mortem report of a two-day-old girl has confirmed that she was buried alive and died five or more minutes later due to suffocation. The autopsy was conducted by Dr Muhammad Tariq and Dr Rubeena from the Kacha Khu rural health centre.

The grave of the child had been dug on the orders of the Khanewal magistrate and civil judge Justice Rehman Elahi, with the permission of the victim’s mother and in the presence of the residents of the area and the police.

The grave itself was identified by the infant’s father, who buried her alive last week claiming he did not like her looks.

Dr Tariq told The Express Tribune that the initial medical report confirmed the death was a result of the seven kilogrammes of mud which was thrown upon her. Dr Rubeena confirmed that she was physically healthy and had no impairments. The only thing unusual about the child was that her face was large.  Samples have been taken from the child’s body and sent to Lahore to a forensic laboratory for a detailed autopsy report.

Earlier, the perpetrator of the horrific crime justified his act, saying that “It was my will because she was my child and every person has the right to do anything with their children.”

The man, who is in the custody of the police, has been threatened by residents who angrily demanded from the area magistrate that he be buried alive in the same grave where he buried his daughter.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2012. 

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Rana
    Jul 18, 2012 - 12:27PM

    This cannibal should be buried alive in the same grave.


  • Imran Con
    Jul 18, 2012 - 2:40PM

    That man is dangerous. If someone can objectify their own child to the extent of treating them like trash that can be discarded on a whim, then there’s not a person who isn’t a potential victim in the right (or wrong?) situation.
    I’d bet anything he has done some other depraved things in the past and this time he just crossed a line making fear of him secondary.


  • THE
    Jul 18, 2012 - 3:35PM

    @Rana: Please let the law take its course for once in this country! That person should be tried in a court of law and then executed after a judge or jury reads out the verdict. We cannot start buring and burning people with a due process of the law otherwise there would be lawlessness in the country just like we saw in the sialkot brother’s case.


  • Rana
    Jul 18, 2012 - 4:46PM


    Of course, law is going to follow its due course! Nature also provides a Law that is Tit for Tat, my comments only demonstrates the natural reaction of a common person. So, let the people breathe freely!


  • roadkashehzada
    Jul 18, 2012 - 7:11PM

    ya Allah
    forgive us all.

    little baby, forgive usRecommend

  • Saleena
    Jul 19, 2012 - 5:07AM

    The only punishment for taking another life is being put to death. Rest in peace, little girl.


  • EPM
    Jul 19, 2012 - 5:51AM

    Yeah, that’s too bad but look on the bright side; things could have been MUCH worse. This guy could of torn pages from a Qur’an!

    I’m sure he could get a lighter sentence if he could somehow connect his actions to some sort of religious motive.


  • Chris
    Jul 19, 2012 - 1:49PM

    Whatever happened to ‘daddies little girl’? Nothing on this Earth or any other world can explain wanting to harm your baby daughter 5 minutes after she’s born.


  • Avail
    Jul 19, 2012 - 2:28PM

    @EPM: He can’t tie this to a religious motive since the Qur’an explicitly forbids female infanticide


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