Woman lawyer shot dead in Jacobabad

Published: June 2, 2018
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Sindh police. PHOTO: AFP

Sindh police. PHOTO: AFP

HYDERABAD: A woman lawyer was shot dead on Thursday at her home in Jacobabad district. The slain Sanam Umrani, mother of three children, was a legal counsel for his slain brother Waqar Umrani who had allegedly killed his wife Tahira Khoso in 2015.

Waqar was also shot dead a few months after the killing of his wife. His body was recovered from a car in Balochistan.

City SHO Ghazanfar Ali Bhutto told the local media that the slain woman was the legal counsel for her brother in the murder case. She was being coerced to withdraw herself from the case, the SHO said, adding that the Umrani and Khoso families were locked in a land dispute as well.

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The lawyer had recently returned from Dera Murad Jamali in Balochistan to her brother’s house in Jacobabad. The assailants chased her all the way to the house and killed her in front of her children.

Sanam had divorced her husband Rasool Bux Talani two years ago and she lived with her children in the house of Waqar.

The police suspect that same people are behind the killings of both the siblings.

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After the completion of medico-legal formalities, Sanam’s body was handed over to her brother Liaquat Ali Umrani. The incident’s FIR had not been lodged till the filing of this story.

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