Man Kills Minor Daughter

Man Kills Minor Daughter
Photo: BK Bangash/AP - Baloch, S. M., (2021, February 26) “Pakistan passes ‘historic’ bill banning corporal punishment of children” in the Guardian: 

Emma Barnhoorn

Pakistan Human Rights Researcher,

Global Human Rights Defence.

The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) have arrested a man on the charges of killing his 8-year-old daughter. 

Initially, the victim’s father, Arshad, alerted the police that his daughter had committed suicide, but it was actually him her own father who slashed her throat with a sharp-edged weapon. The police started an investigation, soon after which they arrested Arshad. He eventually confessed that it was not suicide but that he himself killed his daughter.

Ashrad had contracted a second marriage after he divorced his first wife, who was the mother of the victim. Ashrad confessed that he was not in a good relationship with his second wife because of the children he had with his first wife. As a result, he wanted to kill his children from his first marriage to make his second marriage succeed. Ashrad had two children from his first marriage, a son and a daughter - he thus planned to kill his son too (Dawn, 2021). 

Sources and further reading:

Dawn (2021, November 15) “Man held for killing minor daughter”