Three women killed in different incidents

Police arrest murder suspect in one of them

Our Correspondent October 12, 2022


At least three women including two siblings were killed in different incidents in the Rawalpindi division on Tuesday.

In the first incident, a 30-year-old woman, who worked at a dance club in Sadiqabad’s Nishtar Colony, was strangled to death by a man after she refused to marry him, police said.

Police arrested the alleged murderer a few hours after the incident. The accused, identified as Adil Hussain, told the police that he wanted to marry the woman, a divorcee with two children. The accused told the police he strangled her to death when she refused to tie the knot and dumped her body near her house and fled.

Sources said that Nishtar Colony residents alerted the police about the presence of the woman’s body. According to the police, the deceased has been identified and she is a resident of Lahore. Police said that there were no signs of violence or torture on the body. Police said that they have apprehended the accused, who has confessed to killing the woman in his initial statement. Police said that the exact cause of the death would be ascertained after the post-mortem report.

The police said that the body has been shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital Rawalpindi for a post-mortem examination.

Meanwhile, armed assailants gunned down two sisters and injured a one-and-a-half-year-old child in the Azari Awan area of Gujar Khan on Tuesday.

Police said that Sadia, 30, along with her sister Ismat Shaheen, 25, along with her one-and-a-half-year-old child Ifran was working in their fields, when Naseer, Idris and others showed up and opened fire, killing the siblings on the spot and injuring the infant child.

According to the police, the accused fled while making aerial firing. Rescue 1122 personnel shifted the bodies and the injured child to a hospital for medico-legal formalities and treatment.

According to the preliminary investigation, the double murder was carried out in retaliation for the recent murder of a woman. Police said teams have been formed to arrest the suspects involved in the double murder.

Meanwhile, the Punjab police inspector-general has sought a report from the Regional Police Officer Rawalpindi about the double murder incident.


Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2022.


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