Crime against women: Son shoots woman in exchange marriage row

Family of the girl wanted to marry were asking for their sister’s hand for one of their men in return for the marriage


Shamsul Islam February 14, 2012

FAISALABAD:


A woman has been hospitalised after she was shot and injured allegedly by her son.


According to a complaint filed at Mammu Kanjan police station Kamon Bibi, a resident of Chak 53/1, was injured allegedly by her son Abdul Razzaq because she had stopped him from marrying a cousin.

Complainant Abdul Majeed, a brother of the suspect, said the family of the girl Razzaq had wanted to marry were asking for their sister’s hand for one of their men in return for the marriage. This, he said, was not acceptable to Kamon Bibi. He said Razzaq had been pleading with Kamon Bibi over the issue for several days. On Monday, he said, Razzaq again picked up the subject and shot her on her refusal.

The injured woman was taken to Allied Hospital where doctors described her condition as critical.

Majid said Razzaq fled after the shooting.

Two killed by relatives

Two women were killed in two incidents in Faisalabad and Multan on Monday.

A woman was killed on returning home in Maddoke village on Monday after she had allegedly eloped with a neighbour several days ago.  Satellite Town police have registered a case against Ejaz Hussain, a cousin of the deceased, Jameela Parveen.

Police said the woman had returned home after a panchayat was arranged in the village on her family’s request for an intervention.

In the other incident, a woman was found dead at her house in Multan on Monday morning. Shamshad Bibi’s family suspected that she was killed by her in-laws.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2012.

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