Family dispute: Man suspected of killing wife before suicide

Police said he had developed psychological problems due to financial difficulties.

Our Correspondent September 26, 2013
Man suspected of killing wife before suicide.


A man and his wife were found dead at their house on Wednesday, Bahlak police said.

They speculated that the man had committed suicide after killing his wife.

Police said Azhar Hussain, a resident of Chak Asoke, had had an argument with his wife Anwar Bibi and beaten her.

Police quoted some neighbours as saying that they had rushed to her rescue and found Hussain beating her with a stick. They said when they stopped him, he left the house threatening to kill her. They said they, too, left after that.

One of the neighbours said that she later went to check on Anwar Bibi and found her and Hussain lying in a pool of blood.

She said she rushed out and informed others in the neighbourhood.

Police were called. They said the woman had been shot in the chest and the man in the head, leading to the speculation that he had killed her and later committed suicide.

Police said they learnt that Hussain had had financial problems that caused arguments between the couple. They were told that Hussain had been suspected of having psychological problems as he frequently beat his wife and children. The couple leave behind two children.

Bahlak station house officer said that police had started an investigation to see if the couple had been murdered by someone else. The bodies have been sent for a post-mortem examination.

Two commit suicide

Two people were reported to have committed suicide following arguments with their families.

Police spokesman Aamir Waheed told The Express Tribune that a 22-year-old woman, a resident of Chak 97-RB, had married two months ago.

She did not get along with her husband and in-laws and often quarreled. They said she had left home a few days ago and returned to her parents’ house. Her parents had been asking her to return to her husband.

On Wednesday, her parents said, she was found hanging from a ceiling fan.

They said she had wrapped her dupatta around her neck and strangled herself. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The body was sent for a post-mortem examination, police said.

Elsewhere, a Barkatpura resident committed suicide by swallowing poisonous pills. His family told police that he had been unemployed for several years.

Two women in Dhuddiwala and Mansoorabad were taken to hospitals after attempted suicide.

They were later said to be out of danger.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 26th, 2013. 


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