Defendant Watched Over Skype
A man from London has appeared in a Norwegian court after being accused of ordering his lover to drown her daughter whilst he watched on Skype.
Married Ammaz Qureshi is alleged to have told his 28-year-old lover, Yasmin Chaudhry, to “submerge her daughter in a bucket of water to discipline the child after it interrupted their online chat.”
The 35-year-old accountant is said to have allegedly had a relationship with Chaudry when they were both introduced by her brother four years ago in 2010.
The case started with the prosecution outlining their case about the defendant. “She returned to her home in Norway two months later after Qureshi encouraged her to torture the child while he watched live from the UK.”
“She forced the baby to eat chilli powder and bound her arms and legs with rope. One day in October 2010 Chaudhry held the baby underwater twice before the child lost consciousness.”
The court was then told how Yasmin Chaudry frantically called emergency services however her daughter died the following day in hospital.
Following an extradition appeal, Qureshi was taken to Oslo and has been in custody for over a year. Both deny murder but Chaudry pleaded guilty to abusing the little girl and blames Qureshi for her daughter’s death.
Vibeke Hein Baer, Lawyer for Qureshi said, “He denies the accusations of premeditated murder and assault. My client is baffled that he is accused of a crime committed in a country which he – at that point in time – had never set foot in.”
The case continues.