Father accused of killing a baby girl by telling mother to torture her over Skype is extradited for trial in Norway
- Ammaz Qureshi was talking to his former mistress Yasmin Chaudhry over the internet
- One-year-old Hunaina 'interrupted their conversation' so he told her to dunk her in a bucket of water
- He was arrested in June and put on a plane to Norway earlier this week
By JACK DOYLE
A father accused of killing a baby girl over Skype by telling her mother to dunk her head in a bucket of water - has been extradited to Norway to face trial.
Ammaz Qureshi was talking to his former mistress over the internet when one-year-old Hunaina started crying, interrupting their conversation.
He is accused of telling her mother, Yasmin Chaudhry, to hold her daughter by the ankles and dunk her in the bucket as punishment.
Ammaz Qureshi was talking to his former mistress over the internet when one year old Hunaina started crying, interrupting their conversation (stock image)
But after her nose and mouth were submerged for the second time the girl stopped breathing and lost consciousness. She was rushed to hospital but died the next day.
Prosecutors say that the dunking was part of a campaign of cruelty inflicted on the girl by her mother under Qureshi's instructions.
That allegedly included spraying her in the face with a bottle of water, making her eat chilli powder and forcing her to stay awake.
She was also forced to stay in the ‘naughty corner’ for hours with her legs bound, sleep on the floor and had her head held under running water in the sink, they claim.
Following her daughter's death in October 2010, Chaudhry told doctors that she fell into the water by accident.
She was arrested on suspicion of negligence because of inconsistencies in the stories she told police and paramedics.
But when facing manslaughter charges, she told police that Qureshi, 33, of Pinner, North London, had been directing the abuse for months.
He was questioned by Norwegian police in the UK in December 2010 and faces charges of cruelty to a child and manslaughter. He denies giving any instructions.
The married accountant had a fling with Chaudhry when she came to London on holiday in February 2010. He managed to keep the death from his wife until police began to question him.
Police flew over from Oslo to question him with the help of Scotland Yard
He was arrested in June and put on a plane to Norway earlier this week.
In January this year, Norwegian police prosecutor Kristin Rusdal told MailOnline: 'This has been a long investigation and she (Chaudhry) eventually admitted it to us in October 2011.
'She said it was done to discipline the child. She had been holding her under water.
'She had discussed the discipline with this friend, with whom she had a relationship.'
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