Man kills family to marry lover


Shabbir Mir August 01, 2010

GILGIT: Police have arrested a man who had confessed to have pushed his wife and two children into the Gilgit River.

While torrential rains wreaked havoc in Gilgit-Baltistan, Ibrahim pushed his 30-year-old wife Parveen, his six-year-old son and eight-month old daughter into the river on July 29. He then lodged a first-information report with the Gilgit police, claiming that his family had gone missing.

“Our investigations revealed that the man had himself pushed them into the river,” a police official told The Express Tribune on Saturday, adding that Ibrahim had eventually confessed to having committed the crime. Police said that the bodies had yet to be recovered.

In his mid-30s, Ibrahim works for a secret agency and had been posted in Gilgit. He hails from Misgar, a remote village in Gojal.

“Ibrahim had an affair with another woman whom he had wanted to marry. But the customs of his area [Misgar] do not allow a man to have two wives. So he decided to kill his first wife,” a police official said.

Ibrahim has been remanded in police custody for further investigations.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2010.

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COMMENTS (8)

yasmeen Amin | 10 years ago | Reply The criminal and his lover should be pushed from the same place from where he has pushed the innocent mother with her children.
Khanum | 10 years ago | Reply I have never heard of any death sentence being given in Gilgit despite several people being charged with brutal crimes. I bet the same will happen to this case as well. The system will free him after getting no empirical evidence. All I can say is "ALL IZ HELL IN OUR JUDICIARY SYSTEM".
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