Father is sentenced to death in Pakistan after murdering his daughter because she couldn't bake 'perfect bread'

Khalid Mehmood admitted murdering his daughter Aneeqa because she failed to perfect the recipe for roti. Photo / Getty Images
Khalid Mehmood admitted murdering his daughter Aneeqa because she failed to perfect the recipe for roti. Photo / Getty Images

A father has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after he confessed to killing his daughter because she wasn't able to bake perfect bread.

Khalid Mehmood admitted murdering his daughter Aneeqa before dumping her body outside the Mayo Hospital in Lahore.

According to prosecutors, he then told police that the girl was missing and feared she had been abducted, claiming she had failed to return home after going out to buy food.

However, according to the Express Tribune, officers later discovered that the girl was actually killed by her father after she failed to perfect the recipe for making gol roti.

The bread is a type of chapati that is usually round and flat and eaten everyday with curries and chutneys.

Police later arrested Mehmood and his son Abuzar when they confessed to killing Aneeqa by beating her to death.

They also admitted dumping her body as well as filing a false missing persons report.

A judge at a court in Lahore then awarded Mehmood the death penalty and also fined him 500,000 Pakistan rupees.

The case comes just a week after another man who murdered his daughter and her boyfriend in a so-called honour killing was allowed to go free after he pardoned himself and his accomplices.

Faqeer Muhammad was accused of shooting dead his daughter Kiran Bibi and her alleged lover Ghulam Abbas, "to save family honour" due to their relationship in Lahore in 2014.

Muhammad and the daughter's mother Azmat Bibi were the legal heirs to the girl, meaning they could pardon anyone accused of killing her.

Mrs Bibi and another son then lodged an application to have Muhammad pardoned, which he agreed to and it was accepted by the court.

- Daily Mail

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