Drug addict slaughters wife for refusing him money

Police have registered a case but have yet to arrest the suspect


Iftikhar Choudhry November 21, 2020
A drug addict sits in a drug rehabilitation centre which provides treatment to drug addicts. Addicts gather in abandoned buildings and then 'shoot-up'. Pakistan has more than four million drug addicts in its population of 170 million, according to figures compiled by the country's Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF). PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD:

A drug addict slaughtered his wife in the federal capital for refusing to give him money to buy narcotics. Separately, a watchman was shot dead while a young man's body was found hanging from a tree. The Sihala police said that the uncle of the victim told them that 14-years-ago, his niece Farzana had been married to Nasir Khan, a truck driver. Soon after their marriage, Farzana came to her uncle to complain that her husband was a drug addict who used to beat her. However, her uncle convinced her to deal with him patiently and sent her back. Over the years the couple had two daughters and three sons. However, her husband’s addiction only grew and Farzana was forced to pick up work as domestic help to make money. Her husband then started demanding money from her. On Friday, when Nasir asked Farzana for money to buy drugs, she gave him some money. However, Nasir returned home a few hours later and asked for more money. When Farzana told Nasir that she did not have any more, it enraged Nasir. The addict went to the kitchen, picked up a knife and slaughtered Farzana on the floor of their house and fled. Farzana’s youngest son also corroborated the incident to the police. Subsequently, a case was registered against Nasir but the police have yet to arrest him. In a separate incident, Waqas Ali told the police that unidentified armed assailants riding on a motorcycle shot Saeed Akbar, a watchman at Khattak Plaza. Akbar later succumbed to his injury. Earlier, police were called to a private housing scheme in the federal capital where locals had discovered the body of a young man hanging from a tree. The man was identified as Owais and was shifted to a hospital for a post-mortem in police custody. Police have registered separate cases for the two incidents but the accused have yet to be arrested.

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