A Bradford Pakistani Muslim man who committed incest by fathering three children by his own daughter has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Ashraf Khan’s secret was only discovered after the woman confessed to her husband on her deathbed in the early 1990s.
Telegraph & Argus (h/t Maurice) The defendant, now 81, was arrested after the woman’s husband, who had DNA tests done to confirm the children’s parentage, finally reported the matter to West Yorkshire Police in 2012. Prosecutor Abigail Langford told the court that the complainant in the case was born in Pakistan in the 1960s, one of Khan’s six children.
She married her husband there in the early 1980s, before moving to Bradford to join him and her father. She went onto give birth to three children in that decade before passing away.
Miss Langford said: “It was on her deathbed that she told her husband that the defendant was in fact the father of her three children.” She added that DNA tests carried out by the woman’s husband, who had believed he was the children’s father, then “confirmed what his wife had told him in her dying moments”.
Miss Langford said that a medical report concerning the three children had found various ailments said to be “directly attributed to their incestual parentage”, including an inability to feel certain kinds of pain, resulting in injuries such as burns during their childhoods.
In a joint victim impact statement, the children said Khan’s offending had caused psychological damage and had impacted on their physical health.
In a Breitbart London 2017 report it was revealed that in the London borough of Redbridge, one in ten infant deaths within the Pakistani community was the “result of genetic complications arising from having related parents.” One in five infant deaths in this community is the result of incest.