Police to file case against father in Afreen death case

Bangalore: A case of murder will be filed against the father of three-month-old baby Afreen for allegedly abusing and battering his daughter to death, police said.

"A murder case under Section 302 of Criminal Procedure Code will be filed against Afreen`s father Umar Farooq after recording a statement from his wife Reshma," they said.

The child died at Vani Vilas hospital today at 11:10 AM following a cardiac arrest.

Police said Farooq, who is in judicial custody, had confessed to having tried to kill his daughter as he did not want a girl. He was arrested on April 8 on a complaint by Afreen`s mother Reshma.

Afreen was admitted to the paediatric intensive care in the hospital on April 7. She had cigarette burns on her head and a dislocated neck.