On suspicion of immoral activities, a man killed his sister and escaped, police said.
Police took possession of the body and started raids to arrest the accused.
The deceased was present in her house in Chak No. 191, RB Mulawani, when her brother, Asif Ali, plunged a knife into her throat.
She died on her way to the hospital.
Jhumra police reached the spot and shifted the body to a hospital for postmortem and registered a case under Section 302 of the PPC.
Since January 2022, 23 women have been killed either by their husbands or brothers or fathers or uncles in the name of honour within the limits of 45 police stations of the district.
The number of those killed in the name of honour last year was 28.
In most of the cases, the accused were arrested by the police and sent to jail, while some of the accused are still absconding, and police teams have been formed who are conducting raids.
The police have presented challans of the accused before the courts.
A woman was allegedly strangled by her husband and brother in the name of honour in Khurrianwala in March last year. The suspected murderers tied a rope around the victim’s neck and strangled her.
According to the police report, 26-year-old Mahwish Bibi, the daughter of Nawshir, a resident of Chak No 534GB, was married to Ali Raza, son of Zulfiqar and a resident of Chak No 448GB, eight years ago.
The couple had three children, three-year-old Sufyan, two-year-old Faizan and eight-month-old Ghafan.
On the day of the incident, Ali Raza, while going on a business trip with his brother-in-law Khadim Hussain, saw his wife Mahwish with a man named Fazal, a resident of the village.
Ali developed suspicions over his wife after which he and Khadim grabbed Mahwish and put a headscarf and a rope around her neck, strangling her to death. The alleged murderers managed to escape the crime scene. Jaranwala police recovered the body of the deceased and, after the postmortem, handed it over to her mother Kausar Bibi.
The police also registered a case against Ali Raza and Khadim Hussain and started raids to arrest the fugitives.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 22nd, 2022.
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