BAHAWALPUR: A woman was accused of killing her daughter in connivance with her son and nephew on Thursday.
Abdul Razzaq, an uncle of the deceased, said that his niece Ayesha* had been living with her mother Maryam. He said that Ayesha had got pregnant and Maryam* had tried to convince her to terminate the pregnancy.
When Ayesha refused, Maryam beat her in the presence of her son Ghulam Akhtar and nephew Nazeer Ahmad.
She also force-fed her poisoned food which killed her, Abdul Razzaq said.
Neighbors called the Sadiqabad Saddar police while Maryam, Akhtar and Ahmad were burying Ayesha. The police arrived and sent the transferred it to a hospital for postmortem examination. The suspects have fled the scene.
The police have registered a case on Abdul Razzaq’s complaint.
Man killed in marriage dispute
In another incident, a man killed his sister’s brother-in-law.
Safdar Abbas had married Shazia Bibi on June 22 in court.
Shazia Bibi’s family did not approve of the marriage. On Thursday, her brother Sohail Khan and Ibrahim Khan went to Abbas’s house and shot him.
Abbas’s brother Zaheer was critically injured and taken to Shaikh Zayed Hospital where he died.
*The names have been changed to protect their identities
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2013.