Murder case to be filed against Afreen's father

Umar Farooq of Bangalore allegedly battered the three-month-old baby as he wanted a son.

Published: 11th April 2012 02:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:27 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: A case of murder will be filed against the father of three-month-old baby Afreen for allegedly abusing and battering his daughter to death, police said.

"A murder case under Section 302 of Criminal Procedure Code will be filed against Afreen's father Umar Farooq after recording a statement from his wife Reshma," they said.

The child died at Vani Vilas hospital today at 11:10 AM after a cardiac arrest.

Police said Farooq, who is in judicial custody, had confessed to having tried to kill his daughter as he did not want a girl.

He was arrested on April 8 on a complaint by Afreen's mother Reshma.

Afreen was admitted to the paediatric intensive care in the hospital on April 7. She had cigarette burns on her head and a dislocated neck.

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