SUKKUR: A young woman, who was three-months pregnant, was mercilessly killed by her husband and accomplices over a domestic dispute in Karimabad Muhalla of Jacobabad on Monday night.
The victim, 20-year-old Hawa, was married to a man named Mehram Panhwar, while her brother was married to Mehram's sister as per the watta-satta tradition. "Following some domestic dispute a few days ago, Mehram sent my daughter to my house and took away his sister," said Hawa's father, Ghulam Nabi Jakhro.
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On Monday night, Mehram visited Jakhro's house and asked to meet his pregnant wife. Hawa asked him to bring back his sister first as they need a woman to look after the house. Jakhro's wife is old and unable to do household chores, Jakhro explained. Mehram left and came back later with some men and killed her, he claimed. Mehram and the accomplices killed the woman and then fled the scene, said Saddar police, who reached the spot and shifted the body to Civil Hospital, Jacobabad, for post-mortem. The body was later handed over to the family.
Later, the police raided a house in the same neighbourhood and arrested the deceased woman's brother-in-law Khuda Bux Panhwar and his maternal uncle, Hazar Khan Panhwar. Raids are being conducted to arrest the key accused, Mehram.
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Hawa's father has registered an FIR against five men including Mehram, his brothers Khuda Bux and Yasin, his uncle Hazar Khan, and Dhani Bux Panhwar.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2017.
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