BAHAWALPUR: An FIR was registered against 84 people for attacking a police team when they inquired about a suspicious burial in Hakeemwali village near Ahmadpur East.
A police spokesman said Anum* had eloped last week. He said two days ago, she had returned home following intervention by the union council chairman. He said on Thursday, her brothers Majid and Anwar beat her death and hung her body in her bedroom.
He said they told neighbours that she had committed suicide.
The spokesman said the funeral prayers were scheduled for 2pm. “They tried to bury the body at 11am.”
He said a police team was sent to the village. “When they started asking questions, the brothers and some accomplices attacked the team and pelted rocks at them.”
He said two policemen were injured in the incident.
The spokesman said Ahmadpur East SP Dost Muhammad Khosa was informed.
“By the time he arrived with his team, the woman had been buried. The SP informed the DPO about the situation.”
The spokesman said an FIR was registered in Naushera Jadeed police station on a complaint submitted by Sub Inspector Khawaja Asif against 24 named and 60 unidentified people for assaulting police officials.
He said one of the brothers of the deceased had been arrested.
Talking to newsmen, Khosa said a team had been formed to investigate the matter. “Strict action will be taken against those who attacked the policemen. The team are also investigating the death of the woman.”
Naushera Jadeed SHO Chaudhry Azhar Javed told newsmen that an application had been submitted to the magistrate for permission to exhume the body.
Girl raped in Ahmadpur East
Police on Friday registered an FIR against a resident of Hatheji for raping a seven-year-old girl. A Naushera Jadeed police spokesman said the girl had been taken to tehsil headquarters hospital in Ahmadpur East for a medical examination.
*NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT IDENTITIES
Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2016.
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