The 43-year-old became angry after his wife picked up the phone at home and overheard their child talking “in explicit terms” about her relationship with the 15-year old teenager.
During an angry confrontation, the father who wanted his daughter to succeed at university told her: “You have no faith in God. I’m going to kill you before the community find out.”
When she defied their pleas to stop the illicit romance, he “whacked” her with a tennis racket he kept in the boot of his car and in another incident, he grabbed her shoulders and started shaking her.
The father of three from a “traditional Asian family” was later arrested after the boyfriend became concerned when the girl stopped sending text messages. Now 16, she no longer lives at her family home in Blackburn, Lancs and is still seeing the boy.
At Burnley Crown Court, the father, who cannot be named for legal reasons to protect the identity of the girl, admitted child cruelty. He was given 21 weeks in jail, suspended for two years, with two years’ supervision and must pay an £80 surcharge.
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What are the odds he won’t get her in the end? Muslim immigration is not working…