Mum ‘stabs young daughter up to 60 times before smashing her head with pickaxe’

A mum allegedly stabbed her 11-year-old daughter up to 60 times before hitting her over the head with a pickaxe and setting their kitchen on fire.

Taheerah Ahmad then reportedly went on the run with her other eight-year-old daughter Hafsa and hid out in a car park for 17 hours sparking a major manhunt in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The 39-year-old was arrested after locals spotted her car and was seen bizarrely smirking for cameras as she was led away in handcuffs.

The daughter, who is not being named at this stage, remains unconscious and in a "very" critical condition in hospital.

Police said the mother was arrested on Tuesday and admitted she stabbed her daughter up to 60 times.

Ahmad reportedly told them she had became upset with her children and bound their hands with duct tape.

She said the 11-year-old child fought back, and she stabbed the girl 50 to 60 times and hit her in the head with a pick axe, according to a police report in to the shocking incident, police said.

"The mother had duct-taped their hands, put socks in their mouths and began stabbing the 11-year-old," Tulsa Police officer Jeanne MacKenzie told the station.

Investigators say Ahmad’s middle child, a nine-year-old girl, was able to escape and go to a relative’s home down the street to get help.

Police say it took her an hour to get to the family’s home because she was duct-taped.

The relatives told investigators that when they returned to the girl’s home, they found her 11-year-old sister with multiple stab wounds, and the kitchen on fire.

She was arrested on counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, first-degree arson and abuse of a child.

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