Man kills daughter to appease God during Ramazan

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A day before the incident the accused took his daughter to the market and brought her sweets and fruits

The Hush Post: A Jodhpur man has been arrested for allegedly sacrificing his 4-yr-old daughter to appease God.  The accused has been identified as Nawab Ali Qureshi who used his daughter Rizwana as a ‘sacrificial offering’ during Ramzan.  Rizwana was found with her throat slit in Pipad of Jodhpur district on Friday morning.  26-yr-old Qureshi has confessed to his crime.

According to the police, Qureshi admitted during interrogation that he wanted to ‘please God’ by ‘sacrificing’ his daughter. A day before the incident the accused took his daughter to the market and brought her sweets and fruits.

Late that night, while the others were asleep, he took his daughter to the verandah, recited holy verses and slit her throat. “I am a Namazi and I love my child more than my own life. I offered my daughter as a sacrifice,” police quoted the accused as saying.

On waking up, Querish’s wife, Shabana, found her child to be missing. She searched the house and found her daughter lying in a pool of blood. Rizwana was rushed to the hospital but was declared brought dead.

A case of murder was registered on the complaint of the mother. The police rounded up on Qureshi after questioning the family members. Qureshi runs a meat shop and had tried to convince the family that a cat may have killed Rizwana.

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