Punjab police arrest father who shot newborn daughter 5 times

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A father accused of killing his week-old daughter by shooting her five times because he wanted his firstborn to be a boy has been arrested, Punjab police said on Thursday.

Newborn Jannat Fatima was killed on Sunday in the city of Mianwali, in central Punjab province, sparking a manhunt for her father Shahzeb Khan, who was arrested on Wednesday night following a series of raids, according to Punjab police.

“The police were told by the complainants that the killer had been complaining for three or four days that he had wanted a son and he had been very angry,” Zarrar Khan, spokesperson for Mianwali police said. “His wife also confirmed that he was angry about having a daughter and wanted a son.”

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