Abul Hussein has been arrested in India, after police say the man tried to bury his 10-year-old daughter alive in the backyard because he did not like the girl.
The disturbing incident took place near the India-Bangladesh border, with police saying the man dug a pit in his backyard while his wife was out. He then bound his 10-year-old daughter’s hands together and taped her mouth shut.
Midway through burying the girl alive, Hussein’s wife reportedly came home, so he quickly placed a bamboo drum over her head with the intention of finishing the job later. But his wife grew suspicious and called for help, prompting neighbors to come rushing over and discover the girl.
They reportedly called police and beat Abul Hussein.
NDTV carried a story of the incident, showing a picture of the young girl with her hands tied together and her body half buried in the ground.
The story was reminiscent of another disturbing incident from the United States. In Florida, police have arrested John Jonchuck last week and accused him of throwing his 5-year-old daughter, Phoebe, from a bridge more than 60 feet to her death.
Police in St. Petersburg said it was one of the most disturbing cases they have ever seen.
“It’s unfathomable I mean and officers see all kinds of things but it’s still very difficult to see something like this unfold before your eyes what could make someone throw someone over a railing let alone your own child? How could you possibly understand that?” said St. Petersburg police spokesperson Yolanda Fernandez.
Police believe Jonchuck threw his daughter from the bridge because he was angry that the girl’s mother, with whom he is estranged, was moving on with her life.
In India, police have booked Abul Hussein on charges of attempted murder for trying to bury his 10-year-old daughter alive. Investigators say he carried through with the horrific act simply because he did not like the girl.