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‘I need my daughter,’ father says after Payless mirror falls, kills toddler

The father of a 2-year-old girl who died after a freak accident at a Clayton County shoe store said people don’t understand the pain he feels.

One minute, Mohsin Siddique, his wife, daughter and son were shopping for new shoes at the Payless ShoeSource on Ga. 85. The next, Ifrah Siddique was in a pool of blood after a mirror fell on the girl about 8 p.m. Friday.

“People are saying they are going to do a lawsuit for money,” he told Channel 2 Action News. “I don’t need money. I need my daughter.”

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Mohsin Siddique said the mirror “just fell down,” and Ifrah screamed. She died a short time later at Southern Regional Medical Center.

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The family of 2-year-old Ifrah Siddique, who was killed when a mirror fell on her at Payless ShoeSource, is now looking for answers as to how this could happen. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

“Although the incident appears to be accidental,” Riverdale police Capt. Nicole Rabel said, “investigators are continuing to thoroughly cover all aspects of the incident before a final disposition is rendered.”

Payless released a statement following the deadly incident.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Ifrah Siddique during this time of incredible loss,” the company said in a statement. “We are devastated by this tragic event and are fully cooperating with authorities to research and understand the nature of this accident.”

While authorities have said the mirror was not secured, Payless did not address that.

“Out of respect for the family,” the company said in the statement, “no further information will be provided at this time.” 

Mohsin Siddique said he wants the person who failed to hang the mirror correctly to be held accountable so no other family experiences the pain his is feeling right now.

“I just want justice for this,” he said.

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