Family feud: In-laws blamed for woman’s death

Naresh's brother Sangeet Kumar told journalists that Shabita died a natural death

Our Correspondent February 01, 2016


The family of a woman found dead at her home has taken the deceased's husband to court claiming that she was murdered by her spouse.

Shabita Kumari, the wife of Naresh Kumar, was found dead at her house in Dhong Mohalla, Ghotki on October 6, 2015 under mysterious circumstances.

Shabita's husband had claimed at the time that his wife died of natural causes while the woman's brother, Vijay Kumar, and other family members were of the view that she was tortured to death.

As tensions developed between the two sides, Naresh and Vijay decided to settle the matter through the traditional Hindu panchayat (council of elders). However, after some time Naresh reportedly backed out of the commitment which led Vijay to file a petition in the district and sessions court Ghotki on Monday.

He stated in the petition that his sister was tortured to death by her in-laws. The court, admitting the petition, ordered the SHO A-Section police station Ghotki to appear before the court on February 2 (today) to file comments.

Talking to Ghotki based reporters on Monday, Vijay said reiterated that his sister was murdered by her in-laws and he hoped that justice will prevail. Similarly, Naresh's brother Sangeet Kumar told journalists that Shabita died a natural death and that Vijay is trying to implicate them in a false case.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2016.


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