Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Man kills daughter over beef ban, sentenced to death (Haryana)

Manvir Saini | TNN | Updated: Dec 11, 2015, 09:25 IST 

Chandigarh: A man in Mewat who was charged with murdering his seven-year-old daughter in February last year was sentenced to death by a local court on Thursday. Ikram Khan was charged with killing the girl because he wanted to frame the village sarpanch and his associates in the case because they had penalized him for violating the panchayat's beef sale ban. The Mewat district and sessions judge, M M Dhonchak observed that an inhuman act had been done by the convict with a view to settling scores with his enemies. “Convict killed an innocent child who was to seek protection from her father. ...The murder was committed with a pre meditated mind and in an inhuman and barbaric manner."

The case dates back to February 15, 2014 when Ikram and his men clashed with village sarpanch Khursheed Ahmed and his men over selling of beef in Manota village. Around 15 men from both the sides were injured in the clash and seven-year-old Saiba was badly injured who later succumbed to injuries caused by sharpedged weapons. In his statement to the police, Ikram accused Khursheed, Nasru, Hakkrudin and others of attacking him with sharp-edged weapons and murdering his daughter. According to investigations by the crime branch, Ikram had continued to slaughter cows and sell beef in the village despite a panchayat resolution against it. Cops told the court it was established that when Ikram did not budge despite warnings, the villagers slapped a penalty on him and announced a social boycott. They had also slapped a case against him.

Source: (Accessed on 19 December 2018)

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