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
"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
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.