Wajiha Swati laid to rest in US

Autopsy on her body was performed again at a hospital in Washington DC before her funeral


Our Correspondent January 14, 2022

RAWALPINDI:

A Pakistani-American woman, Wajiha Swati who was killed by her ex-husband after being abducted in Morgah area of Rawalpindi, has been laid to rest in the United States.

According to the reports, the autopsy on her body was performed again at a hospital in Washington DC before her funeral.

She was buried by her sons Abdullah and Hashim. A large number of Pakistani community members attended the funeral prayer.

The body of victim was flown out to the US last week from the Islamabad International Airport.

Also read: Police arrests three more suspects in Wajiha Swati murder case

The US embassy staff also accompanied the body to the airport. Swati's body was handed over to her legal heirs after the interior ministry issued a no-objection certificate to transfer her body to the US.

Swati had reached Pakistan on October 16 from the US via the UK and was brutally murdered the next day by her former husband Rizwan Habib and his accomplices.

The body was transported to Khyber-Pakhtunkwa by the killers and it remained buried in a deep pit for 63 days before the Rawalpindi police recovered it and shifted it to the garrison town.

The police have arrested the slain woman’s ex-husband, his father, their domestic worker and three other accused.

Earlier this month, the Rawalpindi police arrested three more suspects allegedly involved in transporting the body of Swati to Dera Ismail Khan from Rawalpindi.

The ex-husband had also confessed to killing Swati upon her arrival in the country earlier in October 2021.

As of now, the police have arrested a total of six suspects, including a woman, who are accused of being involved in the murder.

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