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.


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


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.

Click here for full article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk

Ten Year Old Child Poisoned And Suffocated Infant

Ten Year Old Child Poisoned And Suffocated Infant

Article published by Dailymail on August 31st, 2012 – Click link for full story

  • Child charged with manslaughter in death of  Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway
  • Nicki Greenaway told work colleague  babysitter not to leave 10-year-old alone with her  three-month-old
  • Baby was fed attention deficit disorder  medication and smothered
  • Girl is the youngest person in Maine to be  hit with manslaughter charges in at least 25 years
  • Unclear whether 10-year-old’s mother will  face charges
  • ADD Medication found in infant was prescribed to 10-year-old child..

Nicole Greenaway, the infant¿s mother, told The Daily News a toxicology report stated a medication was found in her infant¿s system which was the very same medication taken by the 10-year-old girl

   Pictured:Nicole Greenaway (Mother) and her deceased Infant

Angela Pearce Murder; Tortured To Death By ”Friends”

Pictured; Angela Pearce

Leeds, UK. – Angela was an 18 years old from Skelton Terrace, Leeds, and clinically diagnosed as schizophrenic. The young woman had a good home life but was vulnerable if she did not take medication for her schizophrenia. She lived with her mother Irene Watson, 44, at Shelton Terrace in East End Park, Leeds. Angela came from a good home with very decent parents who cared deeply for her and did their best to look after her all her life. She also had a 16-year-old sister Nicola.

Angela was lured to a council flat in Cherry Court, Mabgate, Leeds, by her ”friends”, Meina Latif, 18, Claire Latif, 20, Mark Francom, 22, Christopher Bevis, 18, and a 17-year-old girl on April 9th, 1998 (Easter week.) They knew she was mentally ill and vulnerable and made her virtually insensible with cider before stripping her of her gold bracelets and other jewellery which were her favourite possessions. The young woman was then subjected to horrible cruelty. She was tied up, they then kicked, punched and ‘stamped’ her, had cigarettes stubbed out on her body and her hair set on fire and the remains hacked off. Her eyes were swollen to the size of tennis balls. The group made joked and laughed as Angela’s pleas fell on deaf ears. They hid Miss Pearce behind a sofa, putting music on to drown out her moaning when visitors arrived.

She was reduced to such a state that the gang realised she could never be allowed to leave the flat alive.

Angela Pearce Murder

Clockwise: the Latif sisters, Harker, Bevis and Francom.

Imprisoned in the Kitchen, the terrified Miss Pearce was then urinated on and forced to drink disinfected while she pleaded for water. The beatings were so ferocious that Miss Pearce’s eyes had swollen up “to the size of tennis balls”.  On her last day of life, she was jumped on and kicked, beaten round the head with a snooker cue and put in a cupboard. She was finally choked with a plastic bag by Harker, the 17-year-old, who then strangled her with her bare hands. Her Ribcage had been shattered before she was strangled.

The female defendants knew that Angela was not normal and decided to take her back to their flat in order to get her drunk and abuse her. Each of the defendants took the view that Angela would not and could not be allowed to leave alive. In the early hours of April 15th, 1998, Christopher Bevis was told that Meina Latif had put a plastic bag over Miss Pearce’s head and that she was dead. Two of the gang went to bed while the others watched TV, leaving the body in the cupboard.

Mark Francom and Christopher Bevis went to a disused cemetery and dug a grave on Meina
Latif’s birthday. The girls watched the grave being dug, and when the job was completed Mr Francom rolled Miss Pearce up in a carpet to carry her to the cemetery. Mark Francom later told a taxi driver, who happened to know Angela Pearce’s boyfriend, that he had heard about a girl who had been reported missing as being buried in the cemetery. Francom was tracked down by the taxi driver and Angela’s boyfriend and they contacted the police. Shortly after, the five were arrested after returning from an abortive attempt to have a holiday in Wales, when they failed to find anywhere they could all agree to stay. The police located Angela’s body soon after and a post-mortem examination revealed she had died from extensive injuries.

Angela Pearce was buried in a disused cemetery

The 5 suspects showed no remorse in court, they pointed fingers are each other in attempts to save themself.  As they were being taken away in court, people started yelling ‘murderers’ and Pearce’s family were calling them ‘scumbags’. After they were sentenced, Angela’s mother, Irene Simmons, said: “The verdict would never have been enough it should be a life for a life. I will live the rest of my lifetime knowing that they still have a life.”

The 5 murderers of Angela Pearce were described as typical ‘low lives,’ ‘the lowest rung of Leeds’ “two-speed” economy. Using benefit cheques and shoplifting, they sniffed glue, smoked cannabis and took harder drugs when a run of successful thieving brought in enough money. They would snitch on each other in a second too save their own self’s and had little integrity or morals.