Upset with his wife not leaving his house after triple talaq, a man in Uttar Pradesh allegedly paid his neighbour to murder his daughter in order to frame his wife for the crime.
The woman refused to leave her matrimonial house after the accused gave her triple talaq, and this is what enraged him, Times of India reported.
The man reportedly paid his neighbour Rs 8,000 and gave him free liquor for two days in exchange for the murder.
On September 19, the seven-year-old victim, identified as Saba, was found lying in a pool of blood with her neck slit in Bulandshahr.
The accused, identified as Muzammil Shamad, neighbour Amir and the girl’s uncle Mudassir Shamad have been arrested following the complaint lodged by the girl’s mother – Shabnam.
They have been booked for murder and criminal conspiracy along with other relevant sections of the IPC.
“During the investigation, we found that Saba was held by her uncle Mudassir who attacked her with a hammer while Amir slit her throat. The two had entered the house through the backyard,” TOI quoted Bulandshahr SP Santosh Kumar Singh as saying.
The police said the accused father stayed in Delhi to avoid getting caught.
“The accused had met his brother and neighbour earlier this month and wanted to frame Shabnam for the killing of their daughter,” the SP said.
They found Amir’s clothes smeared with the victim’s blood from a nearby field.
Shabnam told the police that she married Shamad in 2010 and four years later he gave her triple talaq.
She also said the accused remarried the next year and tried to throw acid at her in 2018 to make her leave the matrimonial house.
He said Shabnam had filed a complaint with the police regarding the attempted acid attack, but no action was taken against her husband due to ‘lack of evidence’.