INDIA : Nawab Ali Qureshi murders his 4-year-old daughter and says it’s a “sacrifice to God”
“I love my daughter more than my own life, I offered her as a sacrifice“, were the words of the accused according to the police.
A 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday in India for murdering his 4-year-old daughter as a “sacrificial offering” to “please God,” the Times of India reports, citing words from the police.
The incident occurred in Jodhpur (Rajasthan state) on Thursday 7 June during the holy month of Ramadan, when the father, identified as Nawab Ali Qureshi, brought some sweets for his daughter Rizwana Qureshi, who was at her grandmother’s house at the time. He convinced her to come back home with him.
Late at night, Qureshi took the little girl to a room, quoted verses from the Quran and slit her throat. Then he went back to sleep, according to police source.
Qureshi’s wife woke up at dawn and found her daughter’s lifeless body. The authorities recorded the scene of the crime and the person responsible was interrogated. At first, according to the police, “he tried to convince his family that a cat could have killed Rizwana“, but finally confessed to the murder.