Woman tortured, poisoned to death by in-laws

The couple developed differences after marriage and used to argue over minor issues

Our Correspondent January 28, 2019


A woman was allegedly tortured and poisoned to death by her in-laws in Sialkot’s Sambrial Town, Express News reported on Sunday.

The victim’s uncle Muhammad Shafique, a resident of Zahid Colony, Gujranwala, told police that his niece Sania Bibi married Muhammad Asif a few years ago and the couple had six children.

He stated that soon after the marriage, the couple developed differences and they would often have arguments over minor issues.

He maintained that on the day of the incident, Sania gave birth to a baby girl. Shafique stated that the woman’s husband called him on his cellphone and said that Sania’s condition was critical.

However, after sometime, Asif called again and told him that his neice had passed away. The victim’s uncle pointed out that he and other relatives immediately reached Sania’s house where they saw her body lying on a charpoy.

He added that on close examination, he saw that his niece’s body bore torture marks. Shafique accused the woman’s in-laws of murdering her.

Meanwhile, Model Town police have registered a case against her husband, mother-in-law and others on the complaint of her uncle. Further investigations are under way.

On January 25, a man tortured his wife to death in order to marry his sister-in-law in Pakpattan.

Reportedly, Salma Bibi married Tahir Mahmood in 2016. After a few months, Tahir allegedly developed a relationship with his sister-in-law Aiman Bibi.

The culprit wanted to marry his sister-in-law and sought permission from his wife. However, she refused to give Tahir her permission ­for the marriage despite repeated attempts. The accused was enraged and had a heated argument with Salma over the issue. Later, Tahir and Aiman tortured her to death and fled the scene.


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