Girl's body exhumed after blood tests show chemicals
Police say they have found no rational explanation for the death of Naazish Farooq Khan from Bradford, West Yorkshire.
She was suffering from lymphatic cancer and appeared to have died of natural causes on 8 October at St James' University Hospital, Leeds. Her body was exhumed last Wednesday after tests on samples taken while she was an in-patient.
Her body was taken from a cemetery in Bradford to Sheffield, where a post mortem examination was carried out. Tests are being carried out. The results will not be known for several weeks.
West Yorkshire Police said the decision to exhume her body was taken following advice from forensic experts.
Naazish's father, Mohammed Farooq Khan, an electronics engineer, broke down as he revealed at a press conference how his eight-year-old daughter, Shabana, had died of the rare Epstein Bar virus. It is present in hepatitis and lymph cancers. Police are not investigating her death.
Mr Khan said of Naazish's death: "We were not interested in the medication. We were just focussing on her well-being. Having been through it before with our other daughter we were not interested in anything other than Naazish's well-being." His family had "memories, sweet memories of her," he said. Mr Khan and his wife Safia Sultana have four other children aged from one to 12.
Detective Chief Superintendent Brian Steele of West Yorkshire Police said: "A poor young girl clearly suffering from a terrible illness has died in circumstances that we cannot understand at the present time."Police have not ruled out that Naazish may have died of natural causes.
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Voluntary Only - Expenses Reimbursed: Reach Volunteering: A trustee (company d...
£45000 - £65000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join a successful an...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Digital Sales Account Manager...