Two women were shot dead allegedly by their brother-in-law here on Tuesday.
Police said Ghareeb Nawaz, a resident of Muhammadabad Colony near Rahim Yar Khan, shot his brothers’ wives, Shahnaz Bibi and Shamshad Bibi, following an argument and fled.
The bodies were discovered by their husbands.
Muslim Zia check post in charge Muhammad Iqbal Jagglani said Nawaz had killed the women apparently because he was unmarried and was envious of his brothers. He said some relatives had told police that Nawaz had been asking his sisters-in-law to find him a wife, but they had told him that “he was not mature enough”.
They said Nawaz did not have a job and so they had also advised him to get a job. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination. The SHO said an investigation was underway.
He said police were looking for Nawaz.
Sister-in-law survives murder attempt
Separately, a man tried to slaughter his sister-in-law. She was taken to Bahawal Victoria Hospital, where doctors treating her said she would likely survive. The woman’s father, Muhammad Iqbal, filed complaint with Saddar police. He said his daughter, Sumaira Bibi, had had a quarrel with her husband Muhammad Dilshad and returned to her parents’ house. He said she had filed a case for the custody of her children at a family court.
Iqbal said Dilshad had been pressing them to withdraw the case. He had threatened to kill his (Iqbal’s) other married daughter, Humaira Bibi.
On Tuesday, Iqbal said, Dilshad visited Humaira Bibi’s house and attacked her with a knife. He tried to cut her throat.
He said some neighbours entered the house after hearing her shout for help. Dilshad fled. Humaira Bibi was taken to BVH, where she was later said to be out of danger. Police are looking for Dilshad.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 20th, 2013.