Man ‘told mistress to punish crying baby by dunking her in water bucket… and then watched on Skype as the child drowned’

A British man is facing extradition to Norway  over allegations he told his  former mistress to dunk her baby into water  while he watched over the internet.

Ammaz Qureshi is accused of instructing Yasmin Chaudhry to put her child in the  bucket as a punishment after the one-year-old interrupted their conversation on  Skype by crying.

When Chaudhry, in Norway, realised the child, called Hunaina, wasn’t breathing she called for help – telling doctors  that  she fell into the water by accident.

Qureshi is accused of telling Chaudhry to dunk the baby girl into the water during a conversation on Skype. Library picture

Qureshi is accused of telling Chaudhry to dunk the baby  girl into the water during a conversation on Skype. Library picture

The girl was unconscious when Norweigan  paramedics  arrived and was pronounced dead the next day, in October  2010.

Chaudhry was initially arrested on suspicion  of negligence because of inconsistencies in the stories she gave to police and  the paramedics, but is now facing a preliminary charge of  murder.

Chaudhry was arrested a few days later and  Norwegian police flew to the UK to  question Qureshi in December after he was  blamed for the death.

He has now been arrested on charges of  unlawful killing and is understood to have admitted watching the killing but  denies giving any instructions.

Qureshi, 33, managed to keep the killing from  his wife until police began to question him.

Scotland Yard arrested Qureshi, an  accountant, in June on orders from Norway who want to put on him  trial.

He is currently in custody in London pending  an hearing about his extradition.

Qureshi, from Pinner, North London, is not  the father of Hunaina.

The baby’s father now lives in Pakistan after  splitting with the mother, and was said to have been ‘very  shocked’ by what  had happened.

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.’

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said Qureshi  had been remanded into custody  following a hearing at Westminster Magistrates  Court on June 7.

He added that a further hearing would be held  concerning his extradition on July 20.

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