Bride strangled to death by groom on wedding night in Jacobabad

Published: April 2, 2016


SUKKUR: A bride was allegedly strangled to the death by her husband on the night of their wedding in a suspected case of ‘honour killing’, Jacobabad police said on Saturday.

During the day, an alleged picture of the deceased bride made rounds on social media and suggested that the young girl was killed by her husband for “not being a virgin”. However, this piece of information could not be verified.

Khanzadi, daughter of Lal Mohammad Lashari, married her cousin Qalandar Bux Khokhar the night before her lifeless body was found in her bedroom in ADC Colony. The suspect, her husband, remains on the run.

Khanzadi’s mother notified the police when she failed to receive any response from their house the morning after the wedding.

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Policemen, with the help of the victim’s brother Ali Sher Lashari, forced entry into the house, only to discover Khanzadi’s lifeless body on the bed. Her husband was missing.

Ali Sher lodged an FIR against Qalandar Bux and his four brothers, accusing them of strangulating his sister to death.

The victim’s mother told reporters that Qalandar Bux and Khanzadi were cousins and the marriage took place with their consent.

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Meanwhile, sources in the area speculated that Qalandar Bux killed the bride because she was “not a virgin”, while others claim that a heated argument erupted between the newly-wed couple regarding a delay in the wedding ceremony due to certain customs.

Area police have since carried out several raids but have failed to make any arrests.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Apr 2, 2016 - 10:28PM

    on the wedding of their night – What English is this?Recommend

  • Irshad. K
    Apr 2, 2016 - 10:57PM

    What if this unfortunate girl had been raped by one of her cousin and she kept quiet to avoid a blood bath. Also what about the husband, was he a guaranteed virgin.Recommend

  • Woz ahmed
    Apr 2, 2016 - 11:19PM

    Half our country is living in the Middle Ages Recommend

  • lgo
    Apr 2, 2016 - 11:20PM


  • syed & syed
    Apr 3, 2016 - 2:37AM

    Do these men have any honor. They do not spare even a child boy or girl. These spritual lunatics hold Jirgas and decide what is honor. If any one is caught they held relies and dharnas. This happens only in Pak Sarzameen.Recommend

  • Pops
    Apr 3, 2016 - 3:20AM

    Stop marrying your cousins, it’s incest.Recommend

    Apr 3, 2016 - 6:01AM

    @Pops: Who told you marrying your cousin is incest? What is the basis of your decision? Recommend

  • Apr 3, 2016 - 12:04PM

    ALLAH knows the best. i think people should be educated more about sex. i personally think it has nothing to do with the virginity. .i think people should fear Allah in the matter of other people. May her soul rest in eternal peace. ameen.Recommend

  • Nasir Soomro
    Apr 4, 2016 - 3:44AM

    Nobody has given anyone right to take the life of any soul.Heart bleeds for the poor girl.As a citizen of this nation, my head is hung in shameWe need to castrate the honour-killers.However, when our law is weak then these incidents are bound to happen,how many suspects our courts have punished so far.Recommend

  • Bilal
    Apr 4, 2016 - 5:50AM

    We have two kinds of people in our country liberals and extremists and they r the biggest problem of our countryRecommend

  • saifadvo
    Apr 4, 2016 - 12:47PM

    We have two kinds of people in our country liberals and seculars and they r the biggest problem of our country.i demand that this case should be decided in one month and accused should be hanged. do you have courage to agree with me?Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 4, 2016 - 2:08PM

    Easy Divorce is possible in Islam. Why then go for killings and maimings ?Recommend

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