The child’s father was reportedly arrested for burying his daughter alive. When the mother found out what happened, she gathered the neighbors and together they made him pay. The man, later identified as Abdul H. reportedly dug a pit in his backyard while his wife was out of the house, and placed his 10-year-old daughter inside with her hands tied together and her mouth shut with tape.
The girl’s father then filled the pit to chest level. Per reports, he buried his daughter alive because she was a girl. The father soon realized his wife had returned home, and placed a bamboo basket over his daughter’s head to hide her.
His wife became suspicious as to the girl’s whereabouts and alerted neighbors. The neighbors started searching and soon discovered the girl hidden under the basket and buried from the chest down. The father was allegedly beaten before he was turned over to the police.
It was later determined that he had intended to completely bury his daughter but stopped when he heard his wife. Authorities in India said that the father was attempting to kill her simply because she was a girl. Abdul was arrested and faces an attempted murder charge. Dear readers, we are republishing this story to raise awareness about child abuse.