Woman, adopted daughter strangled

Police accuse relatives of murdering the two women

Adeel Chaudhry March 16, 2023
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A 55-year-old woman and her 24-year-old adopted daughter were strangled, police said.

They said that the 24-year-old deceased Rabia had married Abu Sufyan against the wishes of her maternal uncles.

Police said that the other deceased, Rashidan Bibi, 55, was a widow who had adopted Rabia Bibi.

Rashidan Bibi had also adopted a boy who had now become a grown-up man with a wife. Rashidan Bibi had been living with her adopted son and his wife. Rabia, too, had been living a happily married life with her husband and two children in her husband’s house.

They said that Rabia’s uncle, Mashooq Ali alias Mastu, had allegedly been pressuring his niece to end her marriage.

Last night Rashidan Bibi’s adopted son, along with his wife, went to visit his in-laws and decided to spend the night there. Being mindful of not leaving his mother alone at the house for the night, Rashidan Bibi’s son requested Rabia to go to their house to spend the night with their mother.

Police said that the two women had been asleep at their home when suspect Mashooq Ali alias Mastu, along with his accomplices, allegedly sneaked into their home, strangled the women and escaped.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 16th, 2023.


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