Baby hurt in Winnipeg house fire dies
Hoorya Farooq was rescued from a burning house in Winnipeg's West Kildonan neighbourhood on Tuesday night. She was the only survivor of the blaze.
"Naturally he didn't want her to just live on life support," Shahina Siddiqui of the Islamic Social Services Association told CBC News Friday. "So I think it was just a matter of him being ready to let go."
Hamid Farooq, the girl's father, is a shift worker and was not home at the time of the fire.
Farooq's wife Zebunesa Sadiq, 33, his mother Shemeem Akhtar, 60, and his daughters Fayza Peyawary, nine, and Aliza Sadiq, four, all died in the heavy smoke and fire that spread through their semi-detached home on Woodlark Place.
The infant was on life support in hospital and, according to a relative, there had been no brain activity since the fire.
On Friday, the father who spent the past few days at his daughter's bedside, made the difficult decision to take the girl off life support.
She died at 5:30 p.m., almost immediately after her life support was turned off, Siddiqui said.