FAISALABAD: It was a murder of revenge after all.
Naseem Akhtar, the wife of slain SHO Razzaq Gujjar who was shot dead and his body burnt along with his car in Faisalabad, confessed to the crime before a court on Tuesday and said she had no regrets over doing what she did.
“My husband was cruel and corrupt. He never cared for his wives and children and thus deserved a death that will serve as a warning for others,” said Naseem.
Naseem and her son Abdul Samad, in their first appearance before a court, were presented before judicial magistrate of Samundri Iftikhar Hussain Cheema. The court sent Samad on a four-day physical remand to the Sadar Samundari Police while Naseem has been sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand.
For a first appearance, Naseem seemed to be in full spirits and no signs of fear were visible on her face and body language. “Exploiting the police uniform, Gujjar married thrice and was hell bent upon marrying for the fourth time. I have saved many women who Gujjar could have deceived and tortured by taking advantage of his uniform,” Naseem told reporters outside the court.
Elaborating on the motives of her murder, she said that Gujjar was unfaithful to all his wives and despite being married, he was involved with other women. “Such people deserve to be hanged publicly and be made an example of for all times to come,” she declared.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2011.