Man allegedly strangles wife to death

Suspect attacks victim in connivance with his parents

Shahid Mirza April 25, 2024
four detained in FBR official murder. Photo: Express


A domestic dispute escalated into a murder when a man, along with his parents, reportedly strangled his wife to death.

The incident occurred in Wahdi, Mandi Bahauddin, where police have taken all three suspects into custody.

Rukhsana Saeed, daughter of Saeed Ahmed Awan, had been married to Khurram Shahzad, a resident of 88 WB Wahdi, for the past six years since 2019.

The couple had two children, Hashir Shahzad, aged four, and Hareem Fatima, aged one-and-a-half years. It is alleged that tensions had been brewing between Rukhsana and her husband, exacerbated by frequent arguments, often involving Khurram's aunt, Yasmeen, who is also a schoolteacher.

The situation worsened a few days ago when a heated argument broke out between Khurram Shahzad and Rukhsana.

Khurram allegedly conspired with his parents to strangle Rukhsana to death. Subsequently, they informed Rukhsana's parents that she had fallen down the stairs and died.

Rukhsana's parents took her body to Mandi Bahauddin for burial, where signs of strangulation and other forms of violence were discovered during the bathing ritual.

Upon this revelation, they promptly informed the police, who arrived at the scene.

Sub-Inspector Shabeer Hussain Dogar, Station House Officer of Wahdi Police Station, oversaw the post-mortem examination and handed over the body to the relatives.

A case, numbered 199/24, has been registered on the complaint of Rukhsana's brother, Waqar, leading to the arrest of Khurram, his father Mushtaq, and mother Yasmeen.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Essa Khan, stated that further action would be taken according to the results of the post-mortem report, ensuring justice is served in accordance with the law.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2024.


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