Unmarried mother, her father arrested in Karachi for trying to kill newborn girl

By: Maqbool Ahmad      Published: 12:21 AM, 5 Aug, 2020
Unmarried mother, her father arrested in Karachi for trying to kill newborn girl
This baby girl was thrown from a double-storey building in Karachi. She is now recovering at a hospital.

Police in Karachi have registered a case against an unmarried mother of a newborn girl and her father.

The woman and her father allegedly threw the baby girl in the street from the second floor of a building in a bid to kill her soon after her birth.

The incident took place in Karachi’s Manzoor Colony. Baloch Colony police have taken the accused mother and her father into custody. The minor girl however survived the attempt on her life by her mother and grandfather and is said to be in a stable condition despite an injury near her right eye.

According to the police, the woman had an affair with her cousin and a baby girl was born out of this relationship. The woman’s father was aware of his daughter’s affair with her cousin. After throwing her newborn daughter in the street from the second floor of a building, the woman tried to flee the scene along with her father.

Social worker Ramzan Chhipa, who runs an orphanage and ambulance service in Karachi, says his NGO received a call at about 8:00 AM on Tuesday about an injured newborn girl lying in a street in Manzoor Colony. He said the newborn was thrown from a double-storey building and she was in a critical condition when the ambulance service reached there to pick her. He said the newborn was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment. He said that doctors treated the girl well and her condition improved.

Later, the police arrested the newborn girl’s unmarried mother and her father. The woman told the police about her affair and the birth of her daughter out of that relationship. She reportedly admitted that she threw the girl in the street and tried to flee the scene along with her father.

According to the initial investigation, the girl was thrown in the street from the second floor of a building immediately after her birth. Police are interrogating the girl’s mother and her grandfather.