Young Father Beats Daughter to Death in India Because He Wanted a Son

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April 11th, 2012; Updated June 15th

New Delhi (CNN) — A 3-month-old baby, whose father has been arrested on allegations he beat her for being born a girl, died Wednesday at a hospital in South India, a doctor said.

The baby, named Afreen, was hospitalized in Bangalore on Sunday with burn marks on her head and a dislocated neck, injuries that police said were caused by her father, Umar Farooq.

Farooq, a 22-year-old car painter, was arrested Sunday and is in custody facing trial on charges of attempted murder, said N.H. Siddappa, a police investigator. Following Afreen’s death, Farooq will now be charged with murder, Siddappa said.

The baby died of cardiac arrest after multiple convulsions Wednesday, said R. Premalatha, a pediatrician at Bangalore’s Vani Vilas Hospital.

Siddappa said that Farooq had confessed to battering the baby because he wanted a son. According to the police, Afreen was the first child of Farooq and his 19-year-old wife.

The case highlights the preference among many Indians for sons over daughters, a situation that has already created a worrisome gender imbalance in the world’s second most populous nation after China.

A 2011 census report recorded an alarming drop in the percentage of girls among the country’s preschoolers.

For every 1,000 boys aged 6 or younger, the findings counted 914 girls, down from 927 a decade ago — the lowest ratio since India gained independence in 1947, according to the report.

Sex-selective abortions, although illegal in India, are believed to be rampant, often aided by unauthorized clinics.

“The reasons for high number of incidence of female feticide in India include a deep-rooted traditional son preference, continued practice of dowry, and concern for safety of the girl child and exploitation and abuse of women and girl children,” Krishna Tirath, India’s minister for women and child development, said last year.

Afreen’s death follows that of a 2-year-old abandoned girl last month. The 2-year-old, named Falak, had been hospitalized in New Delhi with severe head injuries, fractured arms and human bite marks covering her tiny body.

Once the police began investigating Falak’s back story, they unearthed suspicions of a human trafficking ring. The details sparked outrage among authorities and the public alike, who say the case raises a host of questions about child abandonment, exploitation and the poor treatment of girls and women in India.

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    retards 10 May, 2012 at 20:21 Reply

    please god, kill all of these people who are child abusing, those m fkers are pissing me off. Why do they even give birth if they hit their children to death, what kind retarded person hits his/her own child :S…

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    Emceemofo 11 May, 2012 at 03:44 Reply

    Whilst in jail, this monster deserves to be burned in his head, battered till his neck gets dislocated & probably sodomised by inmates till his ass falls off.

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    Sdady 11 May, 2012 at 08:41 Reply

    That poor baby girl, did’nt even get a chance in life. why is there so many sick people in the world????

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    Badmansweeetjuan26 11 May, 2012 at 14:54 Reply

    some people are seriously sick there head there fucking pieces of domented fucked up infected diaria looking at this video made me fucking wish these fucked up shits died, i mean why would you do that!!!!!!!! ffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk i literally what to fucking kill these fucking bastards in this fucked up worlddddd im a christian my self but im not sure why would god let this happen the devil probably posesed these fucking infected shittttttttttttssssssssssssssssssssssss aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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      Ina 11 May, 2012 at 23:53 Reply

       Lol, do not jugde. he is a terrible,horrible person wether he is muslim, jewish, nothing or christian. it has nothing to do with the religion. It is the person, how unbeliveable heartless, killer, without feelings person he is.  i cant even undertsand how a person can do something to a child. i wouldnt scream at a child….THIS is unbelieveable, iam by the way a muslim person. but he should be honestly kicked his ass so hard that he cant move or sit or stand of the pain several times till he undertsand what pain he did to a little innocent child. such persons doesnt deserve to live honestly.

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      Hec 12 May, 2012 at 08:57 Reply

      This is stupid. How could you link this to being Muslim? Doing something like this is inexcusable, and I think we all agree, but think about the root of the problem. He didn’t want a girl, he’s a 22-year-old car painter in India, a heavily populated country with rampant poverty (consider his occupation). In India, a woman’s family has to pay a dowry to marry off their daughters. This man cannot and probably will not afford such a payment. When WOMEN are given an equal status in society, they are no longer seen as useless, and indeed, they can contribute SO MUCH MORE– especially financially–  to the family. I can’t believe this ancient practice is still alive in this culture. 

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        Pearl 23 May, 2012 at 13:05 Reply

        Hec, this is not just about having to give a dowry. Lots of poor people living in difficult circumstances bring up their daughters and get them married, too. But a lot of people are just plain criminal. Others have mental disorders that go unchecked because of non-existent health facilities.

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      lovely 12 May, 2012 at 17:15 Reply

       are u fuckin kidding me , muslim???? how dare u say that,,,,,, i hate how much of stereo types there  are in this world, just because one muslim ( osama bin laden ) did something , does not mean that every muslim believes that is right and will do that!!!! but let me guess , ur fuckin indian so  ur trying to defend ur nationality by saying that he’s not indian, and blaming another religion….. go to hell bitch, or whatever the fuck u are …

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      Mynca 13 May, 2012 at 04:02 Reply

      Hey, my parents and I are Muslim and I’m probably the most beloved daughter in the world. You and your pet dog put together probably don’t even get half of the kind of love I get from my parents, judging from the kind of stereotyping, ugly-minded person you turn out to be.

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      Muslim girl 13 May, 2012 at 13:13 Reply

      You, are an idiotic imbecile.

      Muslim? Are you in your right mind? If you are at least an intelligent human being you will know that the prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) had a daughter Fatima whom he adored.

      Before you make any disgusting assumptions I suggest you get educated. You have no right to be judgemental.

      But then again you probably posess only a small and feeble mind, who am I to teach a pig?

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      Pearl 23 May, 2012 at 13:03 Reply

      Lol,many people do that, especially in poverty-stricken backgrounds where there is a cultural preference for sons. The rich do it by determining the foetus’s sex and aborting it.

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      Ina 11 May, 2012 at 23:53 Reply

       Lol, do not jugde. he is a terrible,horrible person wether he is muslim, jewish, nothing or christian. it has nothing to do with the religion. It is the person, how unbeliveable heartless, killer, without feelings person he is.  i cant even undertsand how a person can do something to a child. i wouldnt scream at a child….THIS is unbelieveable, iam by the way a muslim person. but he should be honestly kicked his ass so hard that he cant move or sit or stand of the pain several times till he undertsand what pain he did to a little innocent child. such persons doesnt deserve to live honestly.

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    SOMEONE WHO CARES 28 May, 2012 at 22:54 Reply

    GIRL SPEAKING,

    CAN I THROW A BRICK AT HIS FACE, GET FRIKIN GASOLINE THROW IT ON HIS BODY, LIGHT IT UP, BURN HIS BODY AND RUN HIM OVER WITH A BUS?
    SHOOT HIM SOMEWHERE HE CAN FEEL THE PAIN FOR HOURSS AND HOURSS…

    THAT’S PROBABLY STILL NOT ENOUGH FOR WHAT THIS FAG DID.

    I HOPE HE DIES….

    i’m so cheeseeeeddd….. -.-

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    SOMEONE WHO CARES 28 May, 2012 at 22:55 Reply

    GIRL SPEAKING,

    CAN I THROW A BRICK AT HIS FACE, GET FRIKIN GASOLINE THROW IT ON HIS BODY, LIGHT IT UP, BURN HIS BODY AND RUN HIM OVER WITH A BUS?
    SHOOT HIM SOMEWHERE HE CAN FEEL THE PAIN FOR HOURSS AND HOURSS…

    THAT’S PROBABLY STILL NOT ENOUGH FOR WHAT THIS FAG DID.

    I HOPE HE DIES….

    i’m so cheeseeeeddd….. -.-

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    SOMEONE WHO CARES 28 May, 2012 at 22:56 Reply

    GIRL SPEAKING,

    CAN I THROW A BRICK AT HIS FACE, GET FRIKIN GASOLINE THROW IT ON HIS BODY, LIGHT IT UP, BURN HIS BODY AND RUN HIM OVER WITH A BUS?
    SHOOT HIM SOMEWHERE HE CAN FEEL THE PAIN FOR HOURSS AND HOURSS…..

    THAT’S PROBABLY STILL NOT ENOUGH FOR WHAT THIS FAG DID.

    I HOPE HE DIES….

    i’m so cheeseeeeddd….. -.-

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    retards 29 June, 2012 at 13:32 Reply

    I don´t want to live on this planet anymore… 
    Pls god (if you exist xD ) kill all these people who thinks women are  second-rate. Because woman is only one who can give birth to a man. Don´t forget it 😉 

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    A nobody 23 August, 2012 at 17:33 Reply

    This is Indian culture for you. Typical, it’s been happening there for centuries. Daughters buried alive in the old days.

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    bradley23 5 March, 2013 at 17:25 Reply

    youre right pray god to kill these person who abuse of child like that it is so inhuman!!!! really . its shocked me . where this world is going ?

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