A ‘British’ man has been charged with killing a one-year-old girl over Skype after allegedly instructing her Norwegian mother to submerge her in a bucket of water.
Ammaz Qureshi, 35, of Pinner, North London is said to have told his 28-year-old mistress to punish the child when her cries interrupted their online chat, and then watched as the toddler was tortured.
Qureshi is facing charges of premeditated murder and assault in Oslo after being extradited from Britain in December 2012.
Married Qureshi is accused of masterminding months of abuse against the child, including forcing her to eat chilli powder, making her to stay awake, and binding her legs for hours on end.
Qureshi, an accountant, was introduced to the Norwegian woman by her brother when she visited London in February 2010.
Despite having been married for seven years, he began a sexual relationship with her. The woman returned to Oslo in April 2010, but the relationship continued online and over text.
Qureshi is said to have watched on Skype from his London home as his Norwegian mistress dunked the toddler’s head under the water after the child’s screams interrupted their online conversation in October 2010. The second time she was submerged, she lost consciousness and the mother called emergency services. The girl died the next day.
Qureshi has been in custody in Oslo for more than a year, following his extradition, and proclaims he is innocent.