Hyderabad: Mother kills daughter, held

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Hyderabad: The Balapur police on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old woman who allegedly killed her eight-year-old daughter during an argument at their residence in Shaheen Nagar here.

According to the police, the woman, Farzana, a housewife, was living along with her five children. She had married one Syed a couple of years ago after getting divorced from her first husband, Yosuf Patel. Of the five children, two belong to Farzana and Yousful Patel, while the other three are from the second marriage. The victim, Firoz Fatima (8), was the eldest.

Police said that over the last two months, the child was being physically tortured by her mother for some unknown reasons. According to Balapur Inspector S Mohan Reddy, on Tuesday, Farzana started beating after Fatima refused to do some domestic work.

“She slapped the child on her face and pushed her to the wall, as of result of which she suffered a head injury and bled heavily,” he said, adding that though the child was taken to a nearby private hospital, she was declared brought dead. The hospital authorities alerted the police, who reached the spot and shifted the body to Osmania General Hospital morgue for autopsy.

A case was registered and further investigation is going on.