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Man kills newborn daughter

Man kills newborn daughter

KASUR: A man allegedly strangled his newborn daughter and buried her in the courtyard of his house at Herjoki village on Sunday.

Police arrested the suspect on the complaint of his wife and exhumed the body.

Shamim Bibi complained to police that she gave birth to a baby girl on the night between Saturday and Sunday at a maternity centre where her sister Ghulam Fatima and brother-in-law Muhammad Sarwar brought her. She alleged that no sooner had she returned home with the newborn than her husband Sher Alam, who blew his top on hearing about the girl’s birth, got hold of her (newborn) and strangled her.

Alam, alleged his wife, dug up a grave in the courtyard of his house and buried the newborn without any remorse.

Shamim’s sister Fatima informed police who arrested Alam, a kiln worker in Chunian, and recovered the body of the newborn from the temporary grave. Police registered a case against Alam under sections 302, 311 and 201 of PPC.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2016

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