In India Man Tries To Bury 9-Year-Old Daughter Alive

An India man named Abul Hussain has been apprehended by police for allegedly trying to bury his nine-year-old daughter alive

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Neighbours alerted the police after they saw Abul Hussain trying to bury his daughter in a pit on Friday, January 16, in the backyard of home in the north-eastern state of Tripura -- local police official Uttam Bhaumick said on Saturday. According to a neighbour, Abul Hussain tied the girl’s hands, taped her mouth and buried her till her neck.

The man was arrested and charged with attempted murder. The girl was admitted to hospital under a serious condition. The girl’s mother was not at home when the incident took place. When his wife returned home, Mr Hussein allegedly placed a bamboo vessel over his daughter’s head, aiming to obscure her until he could bury her later, NDTV reports.

Police cited neighbours saying Hussain disliked having a girl. Many Indian families consider girls as economic burdens and sons as breadwinners, which leads to abortions of female foetuses or discrimination against girls by denying them access to education.

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