A father is under arrest after he cut his four-year-old daughter’s throat as an offering for Ramadan.
The father, Nawab Ali Qureshi of Jodhpur, India, is under arrest after slicing his daughter’s throat and leaving her to die. His wife allegedly found the young girl’s body, contacted police, and turned him in.
He initially tried to blame the cat for his daughter’s injuries, but he later confessed.
He admitted he wanted to offer his daughter as a sacrifice for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, so he took his daughter out to buy candy on Thursday, only to wait until evening to take her outside of the house, recite from the Quran, and slice her throat.
A father has admitted cutting his four-year-old daughter’s throat as a sacrificial offering to God during Ramadan, Indian media have reported.
Nawab Ali Qureshi, 26, is said to have murdered young Rizwana on Friday after reciting verses from the Koran.
But Qureshi, who runs a meat shop, allegedly admitted slaying Rizwana after his wife filed a report, the Times of India reported.
Police said the father told them he had taken his daughter to a market to buy her sweets before telling her he loved her very much.
The father’s chilling confession revealed a well-thought out plan to take his daughter’s life.
‘For several days she was at her grandmother’s place and returned on Thursday. I took her to the marketplace and bought sweetmeats and fruits.
‘In the night I took her to the courtyard downstairs, recited a kalima, killed her, and then went back to sleep upstairs.’
He also reportedly said: ‘I had to offer my most prized possession to Allah.’
Qureshi said the devil had entered him, police explained.
Police said the man’s wife, Shabana, found her daughter’s lifeless body at about 3am after the killing.
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