Outrage: Father killed daughter for not making ‘gol roti’

Published: October 1, 2015



The 12-year-old girl found dead outside Mayo Hospital in Lahore was killed and dumped by her father and brother for ‘not making gol roti’, police said on Wednesday.

The father and brother of the child had beaten her to death for not making the chapattis properly and to hide their crime they had dumped her body and filed case of kidnapping and murder, police said quoting confession of the accused.

The body of the deceased was found lying in the New Anarkali area. She was later identified as Aniqa Khalid. Her father, Khalid, had already filed a case with the police in Shadbagh that her daughter has been kidnapped.

SSP Investigation Rana Ayaz Saleem set a special team to find the perpetrators of the heinous crime. The police team took interviews of the victim’s neighbours and acting on the leads took the girl’s father and brother Abuzar for interrogation.

It did not take long for the culprits to confess that they had brutally thrashed little Aniqa over a matter as trivial as not making gol rotis. The accused told the police that they tried to hide their crime and dumped the body and filed a false case of kidnapping.

Meanwhile, Khalid’s neighbours told the police that he was in habit of beating his wife and children.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 1st, 2015.

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  • mdalikhoha
    Oct 1, 2015 - 11:27AM

    This is not only news……….. go deep inside find the real / hidden truth….Recommend

  • Imran
    Oct 1, 2015 - 11:29AM

    I feel ashamed being a part of this society.Recommend

  • Sam
    Oct 1, 2015 - 11:44AM

    Barbaric act. Must end. Poor girl. should have been tough for her.Recommend

  • Oct 1, 2015 - 11:45AM

    He does not deserved to be called a Father evenRecommend

  • Zubair
    Oct 1, 2015 - 11:57AM

    The father has mental health issues. I still cant wrap my head around the motive.Recommend

  • Azher
    Oct 1, 2015 - 12:34PM

    This story seems to be a police version. Please do some further work to find the truth. Story not making senseRecommend

  • Wasif
    Oct 1, 2015 - 12:41PM

    Stop being philosopher. If you are ashamed, do good to the society.Recommend

  • Osama
    Oct 1, 2015 - 12:46PM

    We as a society are failing our children . How shameful of us.Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Oct 1, 2015 - 12:52PM

    They wanted ‘gol roti’ so bad, both father and bother should be run over by a steamroller and served up ! Poor girl…Recommend

  • Oct 1, 2015 - 12:59PM

    This is indeed horrifying to hear and read. Will it be possible to get speedy justice? If a father and son can kill the daughter for baking out-of-shape rotis, then the courts can also justice within the law. SalaamsRecommend

  • Nk
    Oct 1, 2015 - 1:03PM

    We claim to be a nation of Muslims, torch bearers of the true religion, and yet have no humanity left in Us. The very humanity that Islam preaches. A father and a brother killing an innocent defenceless girl for not make a gol roti!!!! Barbarians that deserve to be hung or crucified for all to see. Sadly these aren’t the only heartless barbarians in this nation. The majority of us claim to be the best Muslims, yet steal, cheat, and treat those less powerful than us unfairly. Recommend

  • Stranger
    Oct 1, 2015 - 1:13PM

    How easily you people judge man ? I dont think this is the answer. Go and investigate . The father deserves the benefit of doubt. Recommend

  • daniyal
    Oct 1, 2015 - 2:09PM

    I am ashamed of being a part of this society. This is so sad.Recommend

  • Cruiser
    Oct 1, 2015 - 2:26PM

    ET should get the full story after doing some research. Don,t show us the half truth.Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Oct 1, 2015 - 2:45PM

    Go “deep inside” yourself first. You may find some humanity left. But I have my doubts.Recommend

  • Yousafzai
    Oct 1, 2015 - 3:09PM

    Our society need female education/empowerment. The man had habit of beating his wife and did not hesitate too kill his daughter.Recommend

  • Sara Khan
    Oct 1, 2015 - 5:33PM

    Now her father and brother should immediately be hanged to death.

    Feel ashamed @ Pakistani father killed daughter in Germany and now this.Recommend

  • fasiha
    Oct 1, 2015 - 5:49PM

    He should be hanged ..Is this our society in modern age girls are killed for not making a gol rotiRecommend

  • K
    Oct 1, 2015 - 6:11PM

    They killed their daughter! What story? What version! They should be hung. Disgusting humans! Recommend

  • Togieda Rademeyer
    Oct 1, 2015 - 6:14PM

    In my opinion the people of Pakistan should please wake up, and see what is happening to the people of the country. They should become more God fearing and fair towards others.Recommend

  • bla bla bla
    Oct 1, 2015 - 6:14PM

    Find the real reason and make this make sense? A father and a girl’s brother beat a young teenage girl to death….. There is no sense in that no matter what reason is presented or what side of the issue the article takes.Recommend

  • Rationalist
    Oct 1, 2015 - 6:24PM

    Is this real or a joke? Gol roti? Recommend

  • Rationalist
    Oct 1, 2015 - 6:27PM

    To me this seems bogus news, the other news websites don’t have it. Recommend

  • s.hewage
    Oct 1, 2015 - 8:39PM

    Today is world children’s day.all over the people are celebrate it.but few incident were occ ured recently indecently. As Pakisthan daughter killed by her father.and srilanka 5 year old girl rape and killed.among then 10 year old boy brutally killed by man who get revenge his father s an entangled with him.most of people ask from government to imposed death panelty.but all over the people international ly not accepted we don’t know why?Recommend

  • stevenson
    Oct 1, 2015 - 9:26PM

    @Imran: Why are you ashamed ? These guys are criminals who should be charged. Do you think every American is ashamed when children are abused or killed every day from psychopaths there? Work to support better support for abused children if you are so embarrassed but stop senseless self pity.Recommend

  • sajjad
    Oct 1, 2015 - 9:34PM

    so did anyone find anything on this? is this bogus? was there mental health involved? Recommend

  • Necta
    Oct 1, 2015 - 11:57PM

    Unbelievable fake story the girl must have been kidnapped and killed find the truthRecommend

  • Amanda
    Oct 2, 2015 - 12:03AM

    There can NEVER be a rational reason to murder a child. I don’t believe the police can come up with such a specific story and they even admit it. Very barbaric-Allah will strike those barbaric Muslim Recommend

  • Mir Zahir
    Oct 2, 2015 - 12:36AM

    It is sad, but at the same time an opportunity to deter public from repeating a similar crime. Authorities should punish them in public, and let everyone know what they did to an innocent human being, their own daughter and sibling, and let every know the consequences of wrong deed like killing a human being, so the wrong doer should think twice before killing someone.Recommend

  • Mir Zahir
    Oct 2, 2015 - 12:57AM

    if we do not make an example of this, use it as an opportunity to deter future incidents, it ain’t gonna stopRecommend

  • Alter Ego
    Oct 2, 2015 - 1:14AM

    Pakistan has given you food , water ,shelter , hopefully a good education.
    Do not be ashamed of it.
    Try to make it better.Recommend

  • SAD
    Oct 2, 2015 - 3:23AM

    And this happening in Lahore – the hub of culture and education. Where is the chief minister? Is there any government agency for abused and exploited children? Recommend

  • Kolsat
    Oct 2, 2015 - 5:06AM

    This a very tragic loss of young girl who must have held great hopes about her life. Domestic violence has killed and continues to kill many hundreds around the world weekly. Domestic violence is practced by all levels and all over the world even the so called humane Christian societies have men who indulge in it. Educated and uneducated men do it and many religious persons do it. Recently the Australian Prime Minister announced a program costin A$100 million to combat it in Australia. Governments all over the world particularly in Muslim world must make great efforts to combat it. I hope and pray that they do. Recommend

  • Kolsat
    Oct 2, 2015 - 5:08AM

    @Stranger: You must have rocks in your head. You should be examined by a psychiatrist and soon before you cause damage.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Oct 2, 2015 - 6:41AM

    People like this keep the hangmen employed.Recommend

  • Iqbal Khan
    Oct 2, 2015 - 8:32AM

    All are innocent till proven guilty. If the father and the brother are found guilty , then they should be punished. Death penalty would be too easy and quick. They should be jailed for life and put in jail kitchen and ordered to make Gol Roti for life. For every roti which is not Gol they should get one hot iron rod on their back . NO death is too easy punishment for themRecommend

  • mk
    Oct 2, 2015 - 9:55AM

    This is PAK landRecommend

  • OSD
    Oct 2, 2015 - 10:26AM

    @mk: If you ever get the chance to travel abroad, do take a closer look. These type of incidents happen everywhere.Recommend

  • OSD
    Oct 2, 2015 - 11:10AM

    @OSD: Don’t know why ET did not allow my previous post on this subject but i must say that this incident was heart breaking. I do wish the culprits are awarded the toughest possible punishments.Recommend

  • Oct 2, 2015 - 12:08PM

    i pity …. not only the girl but the people commenting and trying being a philosopher and whatnot …..
    there are two possibilities one is either the father is mentally ill… that is acceptable then because what else can you expect from an insane…. or there is a big hidden story behind all this “KILLED FOR GOL ROTI” crap ….. look closer fellas we are not the nation of psychotics …..Recommend

  • Ajab Khel
    Oct 2, 2015 - 10:13PM

    People are actually justifying for the father, that tells so much about Pakistan’s society. And even if the news is a lie and infact part of me belives that only Pakistani police can come up with such an incompetent cover up then its still sad that our police, the people who are supposed to protect us can exploite us like this.Recommend

  • sterry
    Oct 3, 2015 - 12:15AM

    @daniyal: I am ashamed that there are people with your level of intelligence who so easily feel ashamed about crime that goes on everywhere in world! Imagine how much worse it is in India where children are often slaves married at 3 years of age or where women, tourists and children are raped every day!Recommend

  • Sam
    Oct 3, 2015 - 3:17AM

    Then change the Society Recommend

  • Sam
    Oct 3, 2015 - 3:19AM

    @the Skunk:
    Justice is — Let them go to Jail and make all GOl GOL rotis for all the Inmates. Recommend

  • Hassaan
    Oct 3, 2015 - 4:07PM

    Rest in peaceRecommend

  • fedup
    Oct 4, 2015 - 12:46AM


    Its because of people like you, why we as a society are still down. Rather than acknowledging the fact that the girl was murdereded, and felling sorry for her, you draw a comparison to India out of nowhere, and felt good. Unless and until we face our true demons, issues like this will happen all over the place. Recommend

  • SSSJ
    Oct 4, 2015 - 1:41AM

    Can this savage beast evil creature be classified as a human being….Its for crimes like these that Public beheading is Prescribed for. but more than anything it is the society which is really to blameRecommend

  • sadaf
    Oct 11, 2015 - 6:27PM

    they should be punished in away that they forget even roti ,s nameRecommend

  • Ahmad
    Oct 24, 2015 - 10:32AM

    Really shocked after reading it.How can some one kill her own daughter .La ilaha ila anta subhanaka ini kuntu min al zalimeen.
    Astaghfir o Allah il azeemRecommend

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