In a bizarre case of parental over-possessiveness, a 45-year-old man killed his own 15-year-old daughter Yasmin, at their home last night after a heated wordy duel over the teenager’s obduracy over a love relationship she was in.
Salim Sheikh Sunith had inflicted multiple stab wounds on his daughter with a kitchen knife, as Yasmin was insistent that she will only marry a Muslim youth Ismail (22 years) in their neighbourhood at Puliyanthope in North Chennai with whom she was in love, Police said today.
A perilously helpless Yasmin with excruciating pain suffered from her father’s knifing at as many as 11 places on her body, swooned and soon collapsed near the kitchen and her body was in a pool of blood.
Hearing the little girl’s cries neighbours came pouring in and informed the Police, but Salim, meanwhile, went to the Puliyanthope Police station and surrendered after which he was arrested, Police said.
Yasmin was Salim’s daughter by a second marriage to one Ms. Faizal Nisha aged 36, Police said. The girl-victim had been at the receiving end in the last couple of months with her father objecting to his daughter’s romantic relationship with Ismail and used to even frequently beat his daughter during wordy squabbles, Police said, adding, the entire area was shocked at this gory killing of a girl by her own father.
Church set on fire in rajapalayam:
Meanwhile, a Church at M.P.K.Pudhupatti village near Rajapalayam, about 560 km South of Chennai, was set on fire by some miscreants around midnight last night, Police said today. The officiating Priest, John Aseervadham, was the only soul inside the Church premises when it was set on fire, gutting its entire thatched roof, Police said.
While Aseervadham rushed out to safety, his motorcycle parked nearby was also set on fire by the miscreants before they sped away. Nearly Rs. Three lakh worth of furniture and other articles inside the Church had been destroyed by the fire.
Father Aseervadham, who later gave a complaint to the Rajapalayam Police on Monday, told reporters there that it was probably an act of conspiracy aiming at his life, though “I do not know who my enemies are.” EOM.