OKARA: A woman was allegedly beaten to death over a marriage dispute by her brother in Okara on Sunday.
A police official told The Express Tribune that Akbari Bibi, a resident of Mohallah Lalo Jasrai, Depalpur, and her brother Allah Rakha, had developed some differences over a marriage dispute. “Victim Akbari Bibi wanted to get her son, Mittho, married to Allah Rakha’s daughter and had been demanding her brother to accept the proposal,” he said.
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The official added, “On the day of the incident, accused Allah Rakha and his sons Bilal and Rizwan barged into Akbari Bibi’s house and beat her to death.” He maintained, “When the victim’s son intervened to save her, the accused also beat him. As a result, he suffered critical injuries.”
After committing the offence, the accused fled the scene. The police shifted the injured and the body to a local hospital for treatment and legal formalities.
Earlier in July, a 30-year-old woman was beaten to death by her brother over some domestic dispute in Lahore.
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Accused Sharafat Maseeh had exchanged some harsh words with his sister Farzana Bibi. In a fit of rage, the suspect assaulted the victim and hit her repeatedly with bricks.
The victim suffered severe injuries. Later, she was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.
Meanwhile, a labourer was shot dead in Moza Lakkhan.
Police said Baksha was passing through a street in the area on a donkey cart when Muhammad Iqbal and his accomplices intercepted him. They stopped him from passing through the street. As a result, Baksha had an argument with Iqbal. However, when the arguments escalated, accused Iqbal took out a pistol and opened fire killing Baksha on the spot.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2017.
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