Men kill sister over ‘suspicions’

Complainant mother says victim was attacked with sticks


Our Correspondent August 20, 2020

FAISALABAD:

A 20-year-old girl was allegedly beaten to death by her brothers with sticks for going to the neighbours’ house on Wednesday.

The accused escaped after the incident. Police registered a case and launched raids to nab the accused.

The police said 20-year-old daughter of Muhammad Boota, a resident of Kamalpur area of Nishatabad, was repeatedly barred by her brothers identified as Muhammad Ikram and Muhammad Saddam, from going to their neighbours’ house.

On Tuesday, the victim left for her neighbours’ place and when she came back home she was asked by her brothers about her reason for leaving the house and where she had gone. The victim did not answer them.

The two brothers started beating beat her with sticks, injuring her fatally.

Rescue 1122 personnel rushed her to Allied Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Nishatabad police reached the hospital, took the body into custody and handed it over to heirs after postmortem.

Following the statement of Suraya Bibi, mother of the slain victim, the police registered a case against Ikram and Saddam and started raids to arrest them.

Several incidents of murder over petty domestic issues have been reported in the past.

On August 18, a man killed his younger sister with an axe for not serving him a cup of tea in breakfast in a village near Arifwala. Police registered a case against the accused.

The incident happened in the jurisdiction of Sadar police station.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2020.

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