Srinagar: The father of the eight-year-old girl, whose body was found outside her home in the Khurhama Zab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, confessed that he had slit her throat five days back. The accused was identified as Mohammad Iqbal Khatana.
His confession startled all across the Kashmir Valley. During interrogation, the man confessed to the gruesome crime. He murdered his daughter because the little girl had come in the way of his plan to die by suicide. The knife used to murder the girl was also recovered from his possession.
The 45-year-old Iqbal, a driver by profession, has confessed to having killed his daughter after a failed plan to take his own life, reported NDTV. On Wednesday evening, the 8-year-old didn’t let her father alone after Iqbal left home with a knife following a fight with his wife.
The girl accompanied Iqbal and got into his vehicle when he tried to drive away.
Investigations have revealed that for 45 minutes, Iqbal tried to persuade the child to leave and also gave her money to buy candies, but she refused to go. Irked by her behavior, Iqbal killed her.