Mohsin Siddique and his family are grieving the loss of his 2-year-old daughter Ifrah Siddique after she was tragically crushed to death by a falling mirror in a Georgia Payless shoe store.
According to WSB-TV the father and his wife, as well as their daughter and son, were shopping for shoes at a Riverdale Payless when a large unsecured mirror suddenly fell on the child.Screenshot/WSBTV
The family’s 20-year-old cousin, Aqib Iftkhar, speaking on behalf of the family, told the Daily News, Ifrah’s little brother Ali, was standing right next to her when the mirror fell.
He said the mirror was very large, about 6-feet— his height.
The Daily News reports that it took two people to remove the little girl from underneath the mirror because it was so heavy.
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The little girl’s grieving father Mohsin Siddique spoke to WSB following his daughter’s death.
“The mirror just fell down. She was screaming. It only had one or two screws and it’s not secure. It just fell down.”
WSB reports that La Tisha Tultaick, a woman who works next door to Payless, heard screaming and witnessed the girl dying.
Tultaick told WSB:
“I just saw blood and the little girl, but she was just laying there lifeless. She had internal bleeding and she lost a lot of blood.”
According to WSB, the little girl was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.
The family is still trying to make sense of the freak accident and WSB reports Siddique is now in fear— he doesn’t want what happened to his little girl to happen to any other family.
“I don’t want any money. People say, ‘Lawsuit, money, money,’ I don’t need money. I need my daughter, and (whoever) did this, they have to have consequences. They don’t understand what kind of pain I feel.”
WSB contacted Payless Shoes for comment. They sent the news station the following statement:
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Ifrah Siddique during this time of incredible loss. We are devastated by this tragic event and are fully cooperating with authorities to research and understand the nature of this accident. Out of respect for the family, no further information will be provided at this time.
No further comment has been made by Payless store or Ifrah’s family.