HYDERABAD: A woman shot another woman dead in an incident currently being investigated by the police as to whether it was intentional or not.
Salma Machi, a 35-year-old mother of four, was hit by a bullet in her face in her house in Rehmatullah Machi village in Nawabshah on Tuesday. She died before being taken to the hospital.
According to SHO Maqsood Channa, a relative of the deceased, Abida Machi, was holding the pistol from which the bullet was fired at the time of Salma’s death. Channa said that the family claimed that Abida was cleaning the weapon and it was discharged accidentally.
However, he added, the police are still in doubt about the family’s version and a forensic test will be carried out for further investigation.
Meanwhile, Salma’s brother-in-law, Hidayatullah Maachi, told the media that the family does not want to register an FIR as the killing was not an intentional murder.
The slain woman’s husband is a labourer who reportedly lives in Karachi.