BAHAWALPUR: Bhong police have arrested a man who, they say, has admitted to have killed his two wives in an axe attack. Mohammad Safdar has told the police that he killed his two wives following a quarrel with Jano Mai, his second wife, over her loose morals. On Friday night, he said, he attacked her with an axe after a quarrel over her alleged affair with a man in the neighbourhood. He said Zarina Bibi, his first wife, was killed when he came in his way in an attempt to save Jano Mai. He said he then attacked and killed Jano Mai as well. Bhong station house officer Sahanshah Ahmed said Safdar had fled the village after the incident on Friday night and was arrested from another village on Saturday. He said the bodies had been sent to the tehsil headquarters (THQ) hospital for a post-mortem examination. In another incident, a woman was killed allegedly by her husband in Ahmedpur East. The FIR registered on the complaint of Muhammad Abbas, father of deceased Rukhsana Bibi, accused her husband Gulzar Shah and his two brothers Mohsin Ahmed and Zulfiqar Ahmed. Talking to The Express Tribune Investigation Officer Chaudhry Mohammad Iqbal said that they had arrested one of the suspects, Zulfiqar Ahmed.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2012.