Father, Imam Arrested After Kerala Girl's Death. They Refused Treatment
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Father, Imam Arrested After Kerala Girl's Death. They Refused Treatment

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November 5, 2021

Days after the death of an 11-year-old girl, her 55-year-old father Abdul Sathar, and a 30-year-old Imam Mohammad Uwaiz have been arrested by the police in Kerala's Kannur. According to the police, Mr Uwaiz convinced the family not to seek medical help on religious grounds when their daughter fell sick.


New Delhi, 05 November 2031

As per news report of NDTV, "We have a witness, a relative of the Imam, who has stated that the Imam was actively engaged in convincing the father against taking his daughter to the hospital. We also have the witness saying that the Imam has been involved in such instances earlier, and allegedly has links to deaths of 4 adults who were advised by him not to get medical help" Kannur District Police Chief Ilango R told NDTV. According to the police, the victim was suffering from fever but she was not taken to the hospital. Instead, she was taken to the Imam, who gave her holy water and asked her parents to read Quran, and advised them to not take her to the hospital, news agency ANI reported.

Source - NDTV

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