It was the Arabs’ practice to bury girls alive in fear of shame and need.
This expression is used to show how horrible this crime was, because it is an assault on a part that is of you who is your daughter, the female. It is a crime, mentally and religiously. Hence, Allah (swt) expresses this matter with a manner of reproof and reproach; that is, instead of asking the killer father, He (swt) will ask the murdered girl about what she had done and what sin she had committed so that her father killed her!! This method is the topmost in reproaching and scolding to them.