Pakistan: Man strangles newborn girl to death because he wanted a son


A man strangled his newborn baby girl to death and buried her in the courtyard of his home in Punjab’s Kasur district on Sunday.

Preliminary reports revealed that a father killed his daughter in Kasur’s Herjoki village as he wanted to have a son. According to reports, the girl was only a few hours old.

The mother of the child, Shamim Bibi, filed a complaint in which she stated that she gave birth to a baby girl late Saturday night at a maternity centre.

“Soon after I came back home with the baby girl, my husband Sher Alam became furious, snatched her from my hands and strangled her to death,” Shamim said.

She further told the police that her husband dug up a grave in the courtyard of their home and buried the newborn without any regret.

Following Shamim’s complaint, police officials found the newborn baby’s body, and claim to have arrested Alam. Police registered a case against the fater under sections 302, 311 and 201 of PPC.

Last week, police claimed to have apprehended a middle-aged man for allegedly killing his teenage daughter since both, he and the victim, opposed her marriage to a man of bad reputation.

Fifteen-year-old B* was stabbed to death inside her house in North Karachi, within the limits of Sir Syed police station on August 1. Later the victim’s brother Khawar registered an FIR No 183/16 at Sir Syed police station against the father, Akhtar Manzur.

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