Five days after she was burned by her spouse and in-laws, a woman succumbed to her injuries at a hospital on Tuesday.
Twenty-five-year-old Najamus Sahar, a mother of two, was brought to Allied Hospital on Thursday with 60 per cent burns.
Ghulam Muhammadabad police had registered a case against her husband, Imran Raza; his mother Sarwari Bibi; and his sister-in-law Masooma Bibi. They were arrested shortly after the incident, but were later released by the investigation officer (IO).
Following Sahar’s death, her family protested and demanded that the police add the murder charge in the FIR.
The protesters gathered outside the hospital and refused to bury the body until police acted against the suspects. They accused the investigation officer of being bribed by the suspects. The Jail Road remained blocked for several hours due to the protest.
They finally dispersed after the Civil Lines SHO visited the scene and told them that IO Nasarullah had been suspended on the orders of the city police officer. The Ghulam Muhammadabad SHO said that the murder section would also be added in the FIR.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2013.
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