KARACHI: A man, reportedly a beggar by profession, tortured his minor girl to death in Korangi 51-B area of Karachi, Bol News reported on Thursday.
The three-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries few days after being admitted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
Police said the girl was identified as Fiza and her parents were professional beggars. Police said the parents had separated. On Muharram 6, father of the child forcibly took the girl and on Muharram 9 he left her with her mother in critical condition.
Police said the girl died after being treated at the hospital. The girl’s father has been identified as Chand Mian and mother as Safia. The girl’s parents are missing since the incident.
The police said they were handing over the body of the girl to the grandmother after the formalities.
The maternal grandmother said the man burned the girl so that he could get more alms. She said they were going to bury the girl as they did not have money to get her treated at hospital, but the neighbours brought her to the JPMC. She said the suspect was a drug addict of ice.
“Drug is being sold openly in the area and there is no one who could arrest them,” she said.
Police said they were carrying out raids to arrest the man who tortured the three-year-old girl.