Father buries own daughter
18 January 2015, Nirapad News : A father has been arrested for attempting to bury his daughter alive. The incident took place at Putia village on the India-Bangladesh border in Sepahijala district of India’s Tripura state. Police said Abdul Hussain, 30, father of two daughters, had always cursed his wife Chhotna Begum for giving birth to girls and was trying to get rid of his daughter by killing her.
On Friday, when Chhotna was away for work, her husband, in an intoxicated state, tried to kill his elder daughter Ruksana Khatun, a student of class 2, by burying her alive in the backyard after tying her hands and mouth. Allejedly, when Abdul’s wife returned home, he tried to quickly conceal the little girl. When the mother returned home and did not find her daughter she became suspicious and notified neighbours. Neighbours joined in the search for the child, who was later found with hands tied, mouth taped inside a pit up to her chest and head covered by a bamboo basket.
Meantime, police from Kalamchoura Police Station arrested Abdul Hussain and charged him with attempt to murder. The child said that her father had been torturing her every day and she head been punished as she dropped water inside the room. ‘My father buried me because I poured water in the room. He hits me every day but my mother never punishes me,’ said Ruksana. Hussain, who is now in police custody, said that he had no intention to kill his daughter and that he was just trying to discipline her. He denied that the child’s hands and mouth had been tied up.
“Abul Hussein was roughed up by the people who rescued the girl from half-buried condition. Considering his week physical condition, the court sent him to Judicial Custody for four days reserving directive on our plea for police-remand,” said Amal Chakraborty, the officer-in-charge of the local police station.