In another barbaric case of human sacrifice, a 26-year-old man was arrested from Pipar city of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan for allegedly sacrificing his daughter to appease Allah during the ongoing holy month of Ramzan.
Nawab Ali’s four-year-old daughter was found dead with her throat slit at his residence on Friday, Superintendent of Police (Jodhpur Rural) Rajan Dushyant said.
After the girl was reported missing, a dog squad was called in for investigation. A search led to the discovery of her body on the ground floor of the house, a police official said.
Ali tried to mislead and convince the family that a cat may have killed their daughter, who was declared brought dead at a hospital.
Ali, who operated a meat shop, came under suspicion as the house was locked from inside and when grilled by police, he admitted to killing his daughter to obtain Allah’s blessings during Ramzan, the SP said.
The family, including Ali, his wife and two daughters had slept together on the roof of their house on Thursday night.
According to the police, Ali had taken Rizwana to market earlier on Thursday where he bought her goodies and sweets telling her that he loved her very much.
At midnight, he took her downstairs, made her sit in his lap and recited Quranic verses before slitting her throat with a sharp-edged knife, the police added.
He then came back upstairs to sleep with the others, they said.
(with agency inputs)