Woman killed by former father-in-law for second marriage

The woman was said to have married the man of her choice the second time

Our Correspondent November 29, 2016
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RAWALPINDI: A woman was allegedly gunned down by her ex-father-in-law for contracting a second marriage with a man of her choice in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Nasim Bibi, whose body was moved to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for autopsy. Naseerabad police registered a murder case against the suspected killer Ayub, who managed to flee the crime scene.

The killer was said to be the paternal uncle (younger brother of her father) of the deceased.

Honour killing: Father kills daughter, companion

According to the police, Nasim had married Ayub’s son some time ago. However, they later developed some differences and Nasim got divorced from her husband. She subsequently married another man, Meharban Khan.

On the day of incident, the woman went to the house of her ex-husband to collect her dowry items where Ayub got infuriated and shot Nasim dead and fled.

A police team, headed by SI Iftikhar Butt of Homicide Investigation Unit, rushed to the spot.

SI Butt, when contacted, confirmed the incident.

He added that a murder case has been registered against the man and that the police were trying to arrest the killer.

Murder suspect commits suicide

Meanwhile, a murder suspect allegedly shot himself dead in his house located at Mohan Pura apparently to avoid being arrested by a police raiding party, area police.

The body of the deceased was shifted to DHQ for post-mortem where he was identified as 26-year-old Bilal.

Father kills teenage daughter over 'honour'

Bilal was allegedly involved in murdering his friend, 16-year-old Hassan Hafeez on November 27, in Ratta Amral area. He had been booked in a murder case registered at the Ganjmandi station.

According to sources, a police party raided a house in Mohan Pura on Tuesday where they believed the alleged killer was hiding.

However, before they could apprehend him, Bilal allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

Reportedly, before shooting himself, Bilal called his father and spoke with him at length before killing himself. Ganjmandi SHO confirmed the development.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 30th, 2016.


Samar Firdousi | 6 years ago | Reply this is very clear that he killed that poor lady when she asked for her dowry but ET and media will portray it in another way as if it is an honor killing...
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