Nawab Ali Qureshi has confessed to killing his four-year-old daughter by cutting her throat as a sacrifice to Allah during Ramadan. Qureshi is reported to have murdered his child, Rizwana, on Friday while reciting verses from the Koran.
Police in Jodhpur, in the north-west of India, stated that Qureshi initially denied killing his daughter, and claimed the family cat killed her. He allegedly confessed to killing the 4-year-old after his wife filed a murder report. Police said that Qureshi told them he had taken Rizwana to a local market earlier in the day to buy her sweets, before telling her that he “loved her very much.”
Officers investigating the matter told journalists that Qureshi said that the devil entered him. Rizwana’s lifeless body was discovered by her mother, Shabana, at about 3 a.m.