Middle Eastern father buried his newborn baby ALIVE because she was deformed

khan-arrestedChand Khan, a father of four children, was arrested less than eight months ago by Pakistani Police. His crime? Burying his infant daughter alive because she was physically deformed.

The infant was born Thursday, July 12, 2012 in a hospital in the nearby town of Kacha Khoh. She would have been Khan’s fifth child but after seeing his newborn daughter and realizing she was physically deformed, he is said to have been shocked and embarrassed and started planning on how to dispose of her, even asking doctors to get ‘rid’ of the baby, suggesting they use poison. Doctors refused.

‘I am a doctor at the same hospital where this child was born. This man came to me yesterday with a request that I should do something to dispose of his child, but I snubbed him and said get out. ‘No one has the right to kill anyone because of his or her physical deformity.’  Mohammed Farooq, a doctor at al-Shifa hospital who cared for the baby after it’s birth.

Photo of Chand Khan with his face covered, being arrested in 2012

Khan then went and told relatives that the child had been a still-born, and many believed him until the baby let out a cry during the funeral service which was held on the evening of July 14, 2012. Many stunned witnesses told Khan to rush his daughter to the hospital but he had a different plan in mind.

“After seeing his newborn daughter, Anwar told his relatives that the baby was born dead. He organized a funeral for her. During the funeral service the baby started crying. The presiding cleric told the father to rush the baby girl to the hospital but instead of going to the hospital he buried the baby,” Shamshad Khalid, the town’s police chief said.

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Photo of Khan being prison bars in 2012

Residents alerted the police after seeing Khan take the baby to a graveyard in Katcha Khowa, Khanewal, in the eastern Punjab province of Pakistan shortly after the funeral service. Police raided his house and arrested him for murder.

The infant’s body was exhumed and an autopsy was performed which indicated she had been alive when she was buried. She was only 2 days old.

“She was healthy and alive but she had a fairly large head and abnormal features,” said Farooq.

Khan did not tell his wife, who was still recovering from the birth at the hospital, about his plans to get rid of their child.

Pakistani human rights activist Farzana Bari has condemned the incident and Raghab Naeemi, a prominent Pakistan religious scholar, demanded a stern punishment for the man if he is found guilty.

The case has also shed light on prejudices in Pakistan against children, especially girls, who are born with physical deformities and/or mental retardation. Many feel embarrassed and shameful and Khan’s case proves that some will go great lengths to dispose of the shame.

Reports said that if found guilty, Khan will receive the death penalty.

Let me out of my coffin, I’m still alive: New book reveals spine-chilling true stories of premature burial (MailOnline)

MailOnline article published March 6, 2013  —

  • Horrifying fate not unusual in Victorian times
  • Methods of determining death were far from reliable
  • Even modern doctors have been known to make mistakes

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Mary Best was 17 years old when she contracted cholera in India. All alone since her adoptive mother left the country some months earlier, Mary suffered hours of agonising stomach cramps and sickness, her pulse becoming weaker and weaker until, at last, the doctor pronounced her dead.

She was buried in the vault of her adoptive family a few hours later, in the French cemetery in Calcutta. The year was 1871, and cholera victims were generally buried very soon after death to prevent the germs spreading. In India’s tropical heat, a rapid burial was all the more necessary. Nobody questioned Mary’s hasty interment.

But ten years later, when the vault was opened to admit the body of Mary’s newly deceased uncle by adoption, the undertaker and his assistant were greeted by a horrifying sight.

The lid of Mary’s coffin, which had been nailed down, was on the floor. The girl’s skeleton was half in, half out of the coffin, and the right side of her skull bore a large, ugly fracture. The fingers of her right hand were bent as if clutching at something, perhaps her throat, and her clothes were torn.

Mary, it seemed, had not been dead when she was nailed into a coffin, but merely unconscious.
Cholera victims frequently fell into a coma, and it was in this state that Mary had been buried. Some hours or days later she awoke with no idea where she was.

Before the 20th century, methods of determining death were far from reliable and cases of premature burial was not uncommon

Before the 20th century, methods of determining death were far from reliable and cases of premature burial was not uncommon

The utter terror she endured, her futile screams for help, can barely be imagined. Then, realising she was not being heard, she tried desperately to push the coffin lid off. Straining every muscle, she eventually burst it open.

Perhaps the effort was so great that she fell forward, through exhaustion or fainting, and struck her head on the stone shelf, dying instantly.

More likely, however, finding herself in the pitch darkness of the vault, Mary went mad with terror, tore at her clothes, tried to throttle herself, then banged her head and died.

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Man Who Grew Bored Of His Fiancee And Decided To Bury Her ALIVE

Pictured; Michelina Lewendowska, 27, was attacked with a taster then tied up and buried alive and used her only tool, her engagement ring that her former fiance gave to her.

Muscle man: Bodybuilder Marcin Kasprzak shows off the physique he honed at a gym five days a week

Photo of Marcin Kasprzak which was taken only a few months before he attempted to murder Michelina by burying her alive. He was taking steroids at the time of the photo and assault.

Leeds, UK (Incident happened in May, 2011) — When Marcin Kasprzak, then 25, and Michelina Lewendowska, then 27, (soon to be Michelina Kasprzak, moved to the United Kingdom from their native Poland six years ago, the two were deeply in love with each-other. At one stage Marcin had proposed to his soon to be wife, getting down on one knee and giving her a beautiful engagement-ring which left her ecstatic. But after the birth of their son Jakub in the Spring of 2008 the relationship went down hill.

Engagement ring Marcin gave to Michelina. The same engagement ring that would ironically save her life.

Marcin worked at a meat factory and on his off hours he would visit the gym. Some sources even claimed he was obsessed with being in-shape and muscular that he would go to the gym daily to build up his muscles. They said he also became addicted to anabolic steroids which made him prone to violent outbursts.

Marcin was growing bored of Michelina who he claimed ”nagged her” to much. He started seeing other woman and eventually grew fond of a particular woman. He decided he ‘hated’ his girlfriend and no longer wanted her to live with him in his parents’ home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Nor did he want to marry her at this point but knew he had a  child with Michelina which would make things more difficult.

He didn’t want his son to be raised by Michelina but he wasen’t ”man enough” to raise the child himself. Instead, he wanted his mother to bring up their young son.

He sucked up his dislike for Michelina and they continued with their routine, although barely on speaking terms the couple continued living together until months of bitterness festered inside Marcin and the resentment grew to the point that he eventually had it, he wanted her gone and was determined to get her ”out of the way.”

He contacted a friend of his, 18-year-old accomplice Patryck Borys and filled in him on his plan, which soon became their reality.

One day in the Spring of 2011, Borys came over and they were ready to put their plan into action. Marcin had tricked Michelina into thinking they were going on a shopping trip. But as she stood in the hallway of their home and according to Marcin she started complaining about nonsense which enraged him and he suddenly charged at her, coming up behind her. He shot her twice in the neck with a 300,000 volt Taser-style gun.
Vicious attack: The 300,000-volt stun gun that callous Kasprzak used on his partner left her struggling to breathe and move for two weeks

TASERED: The 300,000-volt stun gun that callous Kasprzak used on his partner left her struggling to breathe and move for two weeks.

“I was trying to push him away with the taser. He knelt down, he pressed my ribs with his knee and continued to use the taser,” she said.

Lewendowska was tasered twice in the neck, bound and gagged, and put into a cardboard computer box, she said.

The woman told the court Marcin and Borys taped the box shut, put her in the trunk of a car, then drove her to the woods on the outskirts of Huddersfield and buried her, head down, under nearly half a foot of with soil and a 90lb branch on top of the box to stop her escaping. He then left her to suffocate.

Michelina described how her former fiancee and his friend were shovelling soil on top of the box ‘so that it would be impossible for me to get out’. 

‘I could feel that the box was becoming smaller and smaller,’ she said.

She then testified that she struggled to breathe, then made use of the only tool she had, her engagement ring. She cut her legs free, then scratched at the box.

“I started to tear the box apart. I was focusing on the opening I had just made. Soil was getting in. My face was getting dirty. I could see some black sky and leaves. I was so exhausted,” she told the court.

After getting her head out into the open she prayed for inspiration, exclaiming: ‘My God tell me what now.’

She then screamed but noone could hear her in the densely wooded area so she clawed, kicked and punched her way out of the earth. She said it took her a half hour to cut herself out of her cardboard coffin. She then staggered to a nearby road to raise the alarm late at night.

Pictured; The cardboard box Michelina Lewendowska was placed in then put underground as she struggled to breathe.

Pictured; Police came to the scene and this is what they found, a broken/busted cardboard box and a shallow grave nearby.

During Marcin’s trial at Leeds Crown Court he said he only meant to scare her and claimed he always intended to come back and free her. But instead of helping her, he took her credit-card and withdrew hundreds of dollars before heading to Borys home where the two were arrested hours later.

Prosecutors had a different motive, they say Marcin had grown bored with Michelina and wanted her out of the way so he could start a new romance with another woman and have his mother raise their child.

“I can tell you now that they were not left specifically or intentionally for me to live,” said Michelina.

Patryck Borys was cleared of attempted murder by a jury on December 18, 2011. He pleaded guilty to kidnapping at a previous hearing. Kasprzak  also admitted possessing a prohibited weapon.

On December 19, 2011 Marcin was sentenced to twenty-years in prison.

After the verdict, Michelina had made several statements:

‘The big question for me now is how long he’ll be jailed for because I won’t feel safe if he is free,’ she said after the verdict.

‘I still have nightmares that Marcin will come back to find me and kill me. I want him to be locked up in a safe place for as long as possible, just so that me and my son can try to have a happy life.

‘For many years I loved Marcin Kasprzak very much. But after  his horrific attack upon me my feelings towards him have turned  to hatred.

‘My only hope is that he can accept that what he did to me was very wrong. I really hope that no one will ever experience what I went through on that day, at the hands of a man whom I loved and trusted.’

She added: ‘During my time inside my shallow grave where I was buried alive I feared that my life was at an end and I was going to die.

‘I prayed to God to help me to survive so that I could look after my young son.

‘The thought of my son gave me the strength to fight my way out of the box and save myself.’

Love Triangle Killers Won’t Face Death Penalty For Burying Former Flame ALIVE

Love Triangle Killers Won't Face Death Penalty For Burying Former Flame Alive

Brandy Stevans-Rosine (Inset Top: Ashley Barber, Bottom: Jade Olmstead. )

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Article Published August 29th, 2012

→ Ashley Marie Barber, 18, and Nicole “Jade” Olmstead, 20, were arraigned in Crawford County on August 24, 2012, for the murder of Brandy Stevens-Rosine, a student at Youngstown State University, and Olmstead’s former flame. The couple confessed to the murder at a preliminary hearing in July, revealed the gruesome details of the brutal murder to the court.

On May 17, 2012, Stevens-Rosine went to visit her ex, Olmstead, at the home she shared with her new partner, Ashley Marie Barber, 20, in Wayne Township. The couple lured her into the woods, kicked and beat her, strangled her — but not to death. Barber then head butted her, Olmstead beat her on the head with a shovel until her brains spilled out, and they repeatedly smashed her head against a stump. When they realized that Stevens-Rosine was still breathing the women bashed her face in with a large rock and poured water into her mouth and nose to drown her. Ultimately they buried her alive in the shallow grave prepared beforehand. The coroner’s report concludes that Stevens-Rosine died from asphyxia caused by dirt in her airway consistent with having been buried alive. Reports thus far have not mentioned how long the attack lasted, or how long Stevens-Rosine’s suffering would have lasted. The motive for the murder is also not clear. Both women are charged with one count of criminal homicide, conspiracy to commit criminal homicide and tampering with physical evidence. If convicted they will face life in prison without the possibility of parole — but not the death penalty.

District Attorney Francis Schultz decided, “after careful consideration of the law and the facts that have been uncovered in the investigation of this case,” not to ask for the death penalty in this case, he added that though the murder was “brutal,” the allegations did not meet Pennsylvania’s criteria for the requesting the death penalty: Murder in the first degree with at least one of 18 possible aggravating factors. Schultz stated that a first-degree murder case might qualify for the death penalty if the “offense was committed by means of torture.”

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