Love marriage: Man kidnaps daughter, kills her father-in-law

Husband says he will protest in front of IG’s office in Lahore if wife not recovered in two days.

Our Correspondent November 05, 2012


A man killed his daughter’s father-in-law, shot and injured his son-in-law and took away his daughter from her home on Saturday. His three-month-old grandson was also injured in the event. Police have arrested one of the suspects named in the FIR.

Police said that the main suspect, Ghulam Muhammad Noon, broke into his daughter’s home to take her away with him. When her husband, Rab Nawaz, and father-in-law, Muhammad Yaqoob, tried to stop him, he and his men shot at them killing Yaqoob on the spot. He also tried to snatch his three-year-old grandson, Faheem, but abandoned him when he heard the police approach. Police said they were called by some neighbours who heard the gunshots.

Rab Nawaz and the baby were taken to a rural health centre in Luddan, from where doctors referred them to the district headquarters hospital in Vehari.

Doctors treating the two at the DHQ hospital later said that they were now out of danger and discharged them a few hours later.

An FIR was registered against Noon and his accomplices for murder and kidnap. Rab Nawaz also asked police to recover his wife from his father-in-law’s custody.

He later protested in front of the district police office in Vehari demanding immediate arrest of the assailants and his wife’s recovery. His family and some residents of the area joined him in the protest.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Rab Nawaz said that he had wanted to marry Noon’s daughter, Najma. He said his sister, Kulsoom, was married to Noon’s son, Sarfaraz, in 2011 on the understanding that Noon will allow him to marry Najma. However, he said, Noon later backed out from the commitment.

He said Safaraz divorced Kulsoom after Najma married him without her family’s consent and demanded that Najma be returned. He said Sarfaraz and his father had been harassing them for a year. On Saturday, he said, Noon, Sarfaraz and their accomplices broke into their house and killed his father, shot him injured and took away Najma. He said their son was also injured.

DPO Shakir Hussain Dawar told The Express Tribune that police were looking for the suspects that remained at large.

He threatened to suspend the investigation officers and the station house officer unless they were arrested in two days. Rab Nawaz said he would stage a protest in front of the IG’s office in Lahore if his wife was not recovered in two days.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2012.



Supressed, Opressed, Depressed | 9 years ago | Reply

Is this the holy bond of marriage or a virtual managing game with divorcing, marrying, and deals being struck. Preposterous!

Xayne Aly | 9 years ago | Reply

Man kidnaps the daughter, kills HER father in-law. Facepalm!

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