Press Esc to close
Tuesday 27 June 2017
News updated at 7:17 PM IST

Cop, wife torture five-year-old to death

Hyderabad, Feb 4, 2015, DHNS: 1:46 IST
Sayed Zakir Husain (centre), a police head constable at IDA Bollaram, and his wife Raziya Sultana (not in picture) are accused of torturing and killing Shahista Sabah, a five-year-old girl they brought from Gulbarga five months ago.  Mohammed Arif
The fragile lifeless body of five-year-old Shahista Sabah bore tell-tale marks of burns, needle pricks, thrashing and severe starvation.

The little one had cried for help for almost eight months at the residence of a Police Head Constable in Malkapur of Medak district, 40 km from here, before succumbing to torture.

The police are now saying that the girl had been abducted by the constable and his wife from an Urs festival in Gulbarga in July 2014.

It was on January 29 that the Medak district police tried in vain to rescue Shahista from the home of Sayed Zakir Husain after some neighbours complained about the torture. By the time DSP Tirupatanna and team reached Malkapur, the child was in a coma and died during treatment the same day.

According to neighbours, the child was made to do daily chores for Husain’s wife Razia Sultana. The couple ill-treated and harassed Shahista. Neighbours complaints had fallen on deaf ears of the Bollaram police and the Child Line director. It was only after Medak district SP Sumathi intervened, DSP Tirupatanna ventured to rescue the child in vain.

The DSP told reporters that the head constable and his wife tortured Sabah, which is not her real name, and slammed her head against the wall. They inflicted burns using a red-hot needle.

They also starved her for months. Doctors confirmed that the girl died of severe injury to her skull.

On seeing the baby's photo in newspapers, her real parents’, Rajendranagar-based couple Mohammad Mahabub and Reshma Begum, reached Sangareddy on Wednesday and told police that the girl abducted by the Head constable is their third daughter Nauseen Begum.

She had gone missing from an Urs festival in KBS Dargah on July 28 last year.After searching for her in vain, the parents had complained at the local police station and returned to Hyderabad.

The Medak police have despatched the couple along with district police to Gulbarga to investigate the abduction angle as Husain claimed that he found the girl abandoned at the Urs.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
An Iraqi special forces soldier walks by a damaged house during fighting...

An Iraqi special forces soldier walks by a damaged house during fighting...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Netherlands...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Netherlands...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath shaking hands with Takehiko Nakao...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath shaking hands with Takehiko Nakao...

Zoo workers carry the carcass of 11-year old Royal Bengal tiger Lachit...

Zoo workers carry the carcass of 11-year old Royal Bengal tiger Lachit...

Rescue workers underway to save the five-year-old boy Mangesh Jadhav...

Rescue workers underway to save the five-year-old boy Mangesh Jadhav...

England's Natalie Sciver plays a shot against Pakistan during the ICC...

England's Natalie Sciver plays a shot against Pakistan during the ICC...

Indian boxer Vijendra Singh and Chinese boxer Zulpikar Miamiatiali...

Indian boxer Vijendra Singh and Chinese boxer Zulpikar Miamiatiali...

A gray heron (Ardea cinerea) stands next to a pond and...

A gray heron (Ardea cinerea) stands next to a pond and...

A vehicle wades through a waterlogged road...

A vehicle wades through a waterlogged road...

A lightning strikes near the Heilig Kreuz church...

A lightning strikes near the Heilig Kreuz church...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.