Man murders wife to marry sister-in-law

Salma refused to give Tahir her permission ­for the marriage despite repeated attempts


Our Correspondent January 25, 2019
PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

PAKPATTAN:  

A man tortured his wife to death in order to marry his sister-in-law in Pakpattan on Thursday.

A police official told Express News that Salma Bibi, a resident of Village 40-SP, married Tahir Mahmood in 2016. He added that after a few months, Tahir allegedly developed a relationship with his sister-in-law Aiman Bibi.

He stated that the culprit wanted to marry his sister-in-law and sought permission from his wife. The official added that the wife refused to give Tahir her permission ­for the marriage despite repeated attempts.

He said that the accused was enraged and had a heated argument with Salma ] over the issue. Later, Tahir and Aiman tortured Salma to death and fled the scene.

Police said that the deceased woman was two months pregnant. A case has been registered at the police station while further probe is under way.

In December 2018, a man killed his wife and three children with a sharp edged instrument in Seet Pur area in Muzaffargarh District.

According to details, 40-year-old Afzal killed his wife Azra after he suspected that she was having an affair with another man. The suspect believed that all three of their children were not his own flesh and blood. He claimed that all the children, a son and two daughters all under the age of five, were illegitimate which is why he killed them too.

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