Armeesh was killed by her own mother, says police

HYDERABAD: On Saturday evening, police finally found out that the murderer of seven-year-old Armeesh was none other than her own mother who confessed before police to killing her daughter in her house in Latifabad Unit-10 on Thursday.

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On Friday the video went viral in the social media, showing burqa clad woman holding a bag which had the dead body of Armeesh disposing it in the open ground.

The victims mother Shagufta was interrogated by the police after examining another video footage from the same closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) installed in the street, showing a woman without a burqa visiting the street.

Police showed the new footage to the victims father Aftab Arain and asked him to identify the woman. After seeing it he broke down and told us she is none other than his wife, said DSP CIA centre Aslam Langah.

He said that when police confronted Shagufta with the footage she confessed it right away.

The embarrassed mother revealed to police that she had left the body in the street while wearing burqa and took back the bag for fear her husband could easily identify it. She came back again without a burqa to see if the body was still there, said the DSP.

According to the official Shagufta claimed that Aftab wanted more babies but she feared if she had more children she might develop ovarian cancer. The issue led to frequent bickering and finally her husband threatened to divorce her and keep Armeesh with him.

According to Mr Langah, Shagufta killed Armeesh at her house on Thursday by putting pillow on her face. Shagufta said she took the step in extreme desperation as it was useless to live after being divorced. She decided to kill her daughter and commit suicide too, he said quoting the woman.

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