A newlywed woman was poisoned at gunpoint by her jilted lover in Khurrianwala on Tuesday. The police had registered cases and were conducting raids for the arrest of the suspects.
According to the police report, the case registered by Fazil Abbas, a resident of Katcha Gora, stated that a man named Kashif Ali, the son of Ali Akbar, would often harass his 21-year-old daughter.
According to the complainant, he had informed about the harassment incidents to the area residents.
They had called the suspect and advised him to stop the harassment but the accused reportedly did not pay any heed.
The complainant added that his newlywed daughter was cleaning outside the home during which the suspect Kashif confronted her and forcefully fed poisonous tablets to her at gunpoint. After the victim made hue and cry, Muhammad Tariq and Muhammad Sajjad reached the site and called police as well as Rescue 1122.
They later took the victim to Allied hospital where she eventually passed away.
The police booked the suspect in a case under Section 302 and had begun conducting raids for his arrest. According to the police report, the accused Kashif wanted to marry the victim but her family members had got her married to someone else a month ago.
This is not the only incident of assault or murder by the victim’s lover.
On November 15, a female labourer was allegedly murdered by her lover in Chichawatni.
The victim was engaged in cotton picking in the fields along with other women when her estranged lover Ghulam Mustafa, a resident of Chak No 40/EB, Buriwala, came to the fields on a motorcycle.
The accused allegedly grabbed her by the arm and dragging her in an attempt to kidnap her.
She resisted the bid and reacted by screaming, which caught the attention of the other women working on the spot. The local people in the fields began to gather to foil the kidnapping attempt on which the accused became deranged and allegedly fired at the girl.
As a result of the incident, the woman sustained serious bullet injuries and eventually died on the spot.
On September 15, a woman allegedly cut off the genitals of her ‘lover’ in Harbanspura area of Lahore.
Reportedly, the ‘culprit’ was enraged over the victim trying to blackmail and harass her.
The 37-year-old victim had moved to Lahore for work. He had a tryst with the accused woman, who also lived in the same area, for the last 18 years.
The woman had called the victim over to her place where she attacked him with a sharp weapon and slashed his genitals.
On January 30, a man was knifed in his genitalia after being honey-trapped by his spurned lover a day before his wedding ceremony in Jaranwala. The victim, who was working overseas had come back to the province on January 26 to tie-the-knot.
(THE VICTIMS’ IDENTITIES HAVE NOT BEEN DISCLOSED AS A MATTER OF POLICY)
Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2020.
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