Man kills wife for refusing to allow second marriage

Couple was married for one-and-a-half month

Abid Malik March 29, 2024


A man, in connivance with his accomplices, killed his wife for refusing to permit a second marriage. The suspect attempted to cover up the murder as a robbery bid at his house.

Police apprehended the accused, registering a case against him and his accomplices.

The victim had been married for just one-and-a-half months to the alleged perpetrator.

Muqqadus, daughter of Zulfikar Ali from Alvi Park, Jaranwala, tied the knot with Mohammad Jameel Zahid on February 2. However, Jameel's affection for another woman led him to pressure his wife for a second marriage.

Muqqadus vehemently opposed this, leading to frequent disputes with Jameel.

Enraged by her refusal, Jameel, along with friends Saif and Qasim, devised a plan to kill her during a staged robbery.

Under the pretext of breaking their fast together, Jameel took his wife out last evening, where his friends ambushed them and opened fire.

Muqqadus Zulfikar was fatally shot on the spot, while Jameel sustained minor injuries. Police arrested Qasim and Saif, who confessed to their roles in planning and executing the murder at Jameel's behest.

Following a complaint from the victim's father, Zulfikar, the city police arrested the victim's husband, Mohammad Jameel Zahid, along with his two accomplices.

A murder case has been filed, and legal proceedings are under way.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2024.


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